Information is all around us, and we are constantly seeking it.
Information goes through cycles from inspiration to publication to dissemination and back to inspiration.
These videos from Oviatt Library at California State University, Northridge do a great job of describing the research process, the types of information out there, what they are good for, and what "scholarly' really means:
When you find an article on the Internet, it may not be clear whether it is from a peer reviewed journal.
To determine whether a journal is peer reviewed,