What makes a source secondary?
Secondary sources describe, summarize, or discuss information or details originally presented in another source; meaning the author, in most cases, did not participate in the event. Examples of a secondary source are: Publications such as textbooks, magazine articles, book reviews, commentaries, encyclopedias, almanacs.
What is considered a scholarly source?
Scholarly sources are written by academics and other experts and contribute to knowledge in a particular field by sharing new research findings, theories, analyses, insights, news, or summaries of current knowledge. Scholarly sources can be either primary or secondary research.
Is CNN considered a scholarly source?
Serious magazine articles are still usually written by journalists and are therefore not necessarily experts on the topics about which they are writing. Or, if popular magazines are E! News, and serious magazines are CNN, then scholarly journals are PBS; not a lot of flash but a lot of information.