Books: Ask these questions to assess for scholarly content. Generally the library evaluates the content of print material before ordering items and placing them in the collection. Some things to look for:
Journal Articles: If you are searching for articles in certain library databases (EBSCO and Proquest) you can limit searches for scholarly articles.
Trade Publications: A magazine type publication containing information on new technology / new practices in a specific field.
Websites: Websites can be useful tools for accessing information. Keep in mind though that information on the Internet is not always current, accurate or authoritative. Ask questions like: