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SOT 5010: Applied Research for Technology

Tips for SOT students working on their prospectus.

What is a Scholarly Resource?

As you begin looking for information on your topic, you will want to focus on finding scholarly resources.  A scholarly resource is normally the best type of information to use in graduate research.  A scholarly resource is:

  • written by experts on the topic for other experts on the topic
  • is signed 
  • usually includes author's credentials and current affiliations
  • includes bibliographic references
  • uses a specialized vocabulary


If you need additional assistance, this guide compares popular and scholarly resources.

Popular vs. Scholarly