Can you point me to a few sources that describe how to evaluate sources and what makes a work scholarly?
Absolutely! There are many great resources available to help you understand this topic. You will find all links below.
For a good overview on evaluating sources, visit the 5 steps to Evaluation tab in our Information Ethics LibGuide. The guide explains the process, and also provides a few links to other great resources, in case you want more practice.
Samford University has a couple of great resources that break down the elements in a scholarly article.