Understanding the timeline of producing scholarly information helps you to estimate how much and what kind of information you will find about a topic. Scholarly information, like peer-reviewed journal articles, is very important in academic research because it provides authoritative, documented information written and reviewed by professional researchers.
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As a scholar's expertise increases, the more focused and specific his or her research becomes.
General Knowledge in many areas of research
Expertise and time involved to produce scholarly research
Contributions to academic literature and research
Highly specialized information in specific areas of research