A quick Google search on virtually any topic yields a list of sources of information on the search engine’s first page. Traditionally, scholarly publishing has always relied on the peer-reviewed journal articles as references in research and academic writing. A fair and rigorous peer-review process guarantees credible and verified content. However, a new dichotomy has emerged in the reference definition, impacting its categorization. “Reference”, according to a new study by Oxford University Press, has been divided into two categories, factual information and exploratory resources.