Q. Is .net scholarly?

Can I use .org and .gov sites in my paper?


Sources ending in .net are not scholarly, as a .net domain can be purchased and used by any individual.

Scholarly or academic sources are written by experts or scholars in their field and are written for other scholars. You may locate a .net or .org source and determine its credibility on a case-by-case basis, but the sources are not considered scholarly because of their domain.

If you are searching for government resources, visit our CQ (Congressional Quarterly) Press Library collection of databases – CQ Researcher Plus Archive, Public Affairs Collection, and Supreme Court Collection. Detailed information on scholarly sources can be found in the Research Strategies Library Guide.

Use your iCampus username and password when prompted to log into the databases.




  • Last Updated Feb 19, 2021
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  • Answered By Inga Ivory

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