Q. Is Cliff Notes considered an academic resource?
Cliff Notes would not be considered academic or scholarly, but it is credible. Cliff Notes plays a similar role as Wikipedia, WikiHow, and others in the pre-research process. These are all places where we may explore a topic we know very little about and are trying to find a research question/problem. These types of resources would not be cited in work.
What are FAQs?
Our Library FAQs provide short answers to common questions to save you time. Each frequently asked question (FAQ) has a concise written answer and often an image or brief video. Many FAQs direct you to other pages of our library website, such as the following: