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"Scholarly Literature: These kinds of sources are written by experts in a field. They use technical and academic language, and they are usually written for other experts. These sources are also known as academic sources, peer-reviewed sources, or refereed sources." (Source: University of Saskatchewan Guide)
Looking beyond the scholarly literature is essential to learning from more diverse voices. Grey literature is generally material not published commercially or indexed by major databases. Learn more about grey lit.
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This guide was created in support of the University of Washington School of Public Health (SPH) Anti-Racism and Community Health (ARCH) Center. The primary authors are Leslie Gascon and Je Salvador, and this guide is reviewed and edited by ARCH Center staff. Leslie and Je do not speak for the communities served by this guide, those who are the subject of ARCH research, nor those who participate in ARCH research. This guide is only possible because of past and current hard work by Black, Indigenous, and all People of Color.
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