As a research institution, our professors are involved in active and ongoing research. A list of some of our prominent professors and their areas of interest is attached below.
For this assignment, you will find publications written by one of our Rutgers professors. You may use a professor from our list or you may use one of your own professors. Once you have selected a professor, follow the steps in the attached assignment:
Typical features of a scholarly article:
Length: scholarly articles are longer, usually at least 8 pages, but there is no set rule, and they usually include diagrams, charts, or graphs
Bibliography: scholarly articles always have a list of cited works
Language: scholarly articles are written for scholars and not the general public, so the language is specialized and technical
Authors: scholarly articles are written by experts who usually have PhDs and academic affiliations
Scholarly articles are published in scholarly journals:
Just because your article is published in a scholarly journal doesn't mean your article is scholarly because scholarly journals contain the following items which are NOT scholarly:
If you are unsure about using the information you've found, be sure to check with a librarian or your professor.
It is HIGHLY recommended you use the list provided by the Libraries in the assignment box. Only use one of your own professors if the University directory lists their title as professor. If their title is part-time lecturer, adjunct or teaching assistant, you will NOT be able to use them.
Make sure you choose a professor (from the Libraries list) from your field of study.
If you are using the list from the Libraries, a database title is provided for you. If you are using the articles tab on the Library website, it is called Articles+. Otherwise, choose a database from the subject listing.
HINT: when searching for articles written by someone, sometimes you will need to put the last name first and sometimes you will need to specify in the database that you are performing an author search.
a-d: yes or no
e. Acceptable answers:
Make sure you didn't select a book review or opinion piece since these items are found in scholarly journals, but they are not scholarly.
If full text is not available in the database, try clicking on to see if we have it in the libraries. If it is not available electronically, you can request a copy through the Article Delivery Service.
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