Have your professors asked you for scholarly, academic, or scientific sources? Those are all peer-reviewed sources. What does THAT mean? Watch this video to find out.
Once you've picked a research topic or question for your paper, it isn't set in stone. It's just an idea that you will test through exploratory research. This exploratory research may guide you into modifying your original idea for a research topic. Watch this video for help on navigating your way through the twists and turns of the research process.
How To Evaluate a Scholarly Book
There are several steps to consider when evaluating a scholarly book. You may not be able to apply all of these questions when evaluating a book, but try to use many as you can
Find scholarly book reviews from library sources:
Find author information by "Googling" their name and locate their author's website. It may be a personal website, or information provide by the publisher of their work(s). Use library resources, such as Gale Literature: Contemporary Authors or Literature Resource Center.