A scholarly source of information is information created by experts or academic people about a topic. Some of the most scholarly information is reviewed by other experts in the same field as the creator, this is called the Peer-review Process and it happens before the information is published. Other material that is not peer reviewed may still be scholarly or academic.
Scholarly information (or scholarly source)
A search statement is the words and connectors (AND, OR, NOT) that you type into a search box. For example, the search statement, cats AND dogs, will find information about both animals.
A secondary source includes books and articles that provide commentary or analysis about other material, usually primary sources.
A collection of articles that are published in a specific subject area that are numbered or dated. They are often published in a series of volumes with issue numbers and can also be called a journal or periodical.
Service & Information Desk
At University Library, you can get assistance with a variety of questions at the Service & Information Desk on level 2. The employees can help you start on a research project, provide you with information about using the library, and help you find a library classroom.
1. A source of information can be a book, an article, a book chapter. It can also be a webpage, an interview of someone posted on YouTube, or an encyclopedia entry. It is a piece of information that informs you about a topic. It can also be a primary source or a secondary source, depending on how it was created.
2. A source can also refer to a citation. If you need 5 sources for your paper, you must have 5 citations to different pieces of information.
Special Collections are rare or unique library materials or collections that are housed apart from a library's general collections. They often include primary source materials. Special Collections at IUPUI University Library include the materials housed in the Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives on the lower level and the Joseph and Matthew Payton Philanthropic Studies Library located on the second level.
Library book shelves.
In the context of citations, a style is a set of guidelines from an organization about how to properly write, format, and cite a paper or other work that has a written component. Some styles include the Modern Language Association or MLA and the American Psychology Association or APA. The handbooks these organizations publish are often called "style guides" or "style manuals." You can find more information on our citation guide.
Subject librarians have expertise in one or more academic subject areas such as Engineering or Political Science. They sometimes liaise with campus departments or schools and can be called liaison librarians.
Subject terms are tagged and often hyperlinked on an item record in a database to help you find information on a topic. You can search the database thesaurus to find the best term to describe your topic, also called the "preferred term." For example, the Subject Term college campuses is tagged on all articles that are about college and university campuses.