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Can I use this website for my paper?

Sometimes professors ask for scholarly websites that aren't articles or books. Like articles and books, there are no hard and fast rules for what a scholarly website is. Some guidelines are:

Scholarly Websites:

  • Are published by a scholarly organization, like a government agency or university
  • List the author's name and degree or title
  • Have a copyright date
  • Cite references

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