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In accordance with the executive order of Governor Whitmer, all University Libraries buildings are closed until further notice. We continue to provide support online for GVSU students, faculty, and staff through our online services.


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Q. Academic


academic: "Of, relating to, or characteristic of an educational institution or environment; concerned with the pursuit of research, education, and scholarship; scholarly, educational, intellectual." OED


Generally, one might be interested in what makes a source academic or not. To learn more about identifying the academic qualities of a source, consider making an appointment or dropping by the Knowledge Market to meet with a Library Research Consultant 


Consider browsing this helpful handout: 

1. Evaluating Sources

2. Finding Sources

3. Is your source peer-reviewed?



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  • Last Updated Oct 18, 2019
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  • Answered By Melanie Rabine

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