Welcome to the Wayne G. Basler Library at Northeast State Community College
Watch this video from WHMS Library to understand the difference between library databases and search engines.
WMHSLibrary. Library Databases vs Search Engines. YouTube.
In general, scholarly sources:
Articles published in scholarly journals which cover academic and scientific research. Scholarly journals are often referred to as "peer-reviewed" or "refereed" journals. Journals can also be scholarly or academic, but not "peer-reviewed."
Books are not "peer-reviewed," like articles. Instead, they are written by academic scholars, and edited and published (most often) by academic or university presses, e.g.: Routledge, IGI Global, or University of Tennessee Press. A book review can indicate if the book is scholarly.
*The Library Catalog includes search results from many of the Northeast State Basler Library's database subscriptions.
Databases often have a "Scholarly" or "Peer Review" filter option too. Here's an example from one of our EBSCO databases:
Search in the Library Catalog by title or keyword. Many of our books are "scholarly," but look for the name of the publisher to find an academic press, e.g., "Princeton University Press."