Skip to Main Content

Citations and Credible Sources MLA, APA, Chicago

Learn what makes a credible source and how to evaluate and cite information, including sources found on the Internet

Search for Library Content


Definitions: What do they mean?

Credible: able to be believed. Reasonable to trust or believe.

Scholarly: concerned with or relating to formal study or research.  Scholarly articles are published in academic journals. They are written by experts in the field for others studying in the field as the audience.

Peer review: a process by which a scholarly work (such as a paper or a research proposal) is checked by a group of experts in the same field to make sure it meets the necessary standards before it is published or accepted

Get help from the Shasta College writing center