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Is this article scholarly?
Popular, Scholarly, and Peer Reviewed: What's the Difference? Click to find out!
- Scholarly articles are written by academic writers who are experts in their fields.
- Academic writers and researchers submit articles to journal editors, who have them reviewed by several experts in the field. This is referred to as a scholarly, peer reviewed or refereed article.
- Scholarly articles include citations to other works and a list of references to works cited. They are written in the specialized jargon of the field, and i include information about the institutional affiliation of the authors.
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Scholarly vs. Popular Writing
Where do I find scholarly articles?
- The Libraries subscribe to many databases that contain scholarly articles.
- Some of the databases, such as those provided by the vendor EBSCOhost allow you to limit your search results to Scholarly/Peer Reviewed materials.
- QuickSearch filters include a peer-reviewed filter.
- Google Scholar is also an excellent source of scholarly, peer-reviewed materials in all subject areas.
N.B. Not everything in Google Scholar is scholarly/peer-reviewed. If you have doubts or questions, contact a librarian.