The trick is to orient briefly and gracefully. For example, if you are researching something that happened very recently, you will have to, by necessity, use non-scholarly sources. The reader likes to be reminded of the central issues of your paper to make sure that the main points have been grasped correctly and to help remember them.
Example A: This paper attempts to phenomenologically analyses, elucidate and describe the phenomenon of "power". Perhaps what you are explaining is especially difficult to understand, and your work is designed to make it accessible.
And always quote it in context. Once you can precisely articulate what that idea is, simply write it out in a clear and full way. But things are not always clear cut, and here are some complexities to keep in mind: Scholarly materials in art, architecture, theater, cinema, and related fields often include images Images may constitute a large portion of such publications, with text used to illustrate, contextualize, critique, or explicate the visual component There may be fewer citations to other sources, and the bibliographies may be shorter The author may be a creative practitioner, such as, for example, an architect or a playwright The author may be a multi-disciplinary intellectual of a transnational stature, who does not rely on the commonly acceptable scholarly apparatus.
This perception is false.
Remember that your individual project must refer to two outside academic sources that we have not used in our class i.