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HMC GEOG 179 - Imagining Citizenship Otherwise - Prof Seitz - FA 2017

What Are Scholarly Sources?

Scholarly sources:

  • are written by professors, researchers, and other experts on a topic
  • are published in peer-reviewed journals OR in books published by university or other academic presses
  • include footnotes, endnotes, and/or bibliographies
  • analyze primary sources or report on original research findings

Recommended Databases for Finding Scholarly Sources

Geography and citizenship are both interdisciplinary areas. Where you search for scholarship depends on what aspect of citizenship/geography you are interested in discussing in your paper.


Africana Studies


Environmental Analysis

Feminist/Gender Studies


Legal Studies


Political Science

Religious Studies