In this video you will learn: How to determine if a website is a good source for your assignment.
Scholarly/academic/peer-reviewed sources are sources written by experts and are reviewed by experts in the field before the article is published.
You may consider scholars with subject expertise have authority in the area of your research topic and thus produce only good sources. However, like all types of sources and authorities, scholarly sources vary a lot by date, scope, method, and etc, making only some of them appropriate to cite in your research. Scholarly sources may have totally valid evidence but not so relevant to your research.
Finding a good scholarly source to use can sometimes be a messy process, but below are some questions you can ask yourself in order to determine if the academic article is worth using in your research.
To find US government websites use Google Advanced Search https://www.google.com/advanced_search .
In the filed entitled "domain name" enter .gov
This maybe more difficult of other countries as .gov is the domain name used by the US government. In this case attempt to look for a relevant ministry for the country your are researching. For example if you are researching the Zika epidemic in Brazil, do a Google search for the ministry of health in Brazil and add the keyword Zika.