Q. What are scholarly (or peer reviewed) articles and how do I find them?
What is a scholarly article?
A scholarly article has certain characteristics that make it different from a popular magazine article. Typically, a scholarly article is written by scholars to report results of research and other scholarly activities. Before publication in a scholarly journal, scholarly articles are peer-reviewed by other experts in the field. Your instructor, particularly in upper-level courses, will often require you to use scholarly articles for your research.
Where do you find scholarly articles?
How do I search for scholarly articles?
When you are searching in a research database, you must specify that you need only scholarly, or peer-reviewed, articles. The image below shows how you do this in Academic Search Complete. It's as easy as checking a box!
Here's how you select scholarly articles in ProQuest Central:
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