What are they?
Scholarly articles are papers that describe a research study.
Why are scholarly articles useful?
They report original research projects have been reviewed by other experts before they are accepted for publication, so you can be reasonably assured that they contain valid information.
How do you identify scholarly or peer-reviewed articles?
How do you find them?
1. Begin by selecting a database from the library databases.
2. You can search databases by title, in the top right corner next to the search bar, or subject.
1. Enter the keywords for your topic in the multiple search bars on the database homepage. Then click search!
1. Locate the "Refine Results" section, usually on the left side of the results page.
2. Under "Limit To", check the box next to "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals".
3. Your search should automatically update.
1. Click on the title of an article that looks interesting to you.
2. Use the article record to find where the article was published, usually labeled "Source".
3. Click on the publication name.
4. Find the peer reviewed status of the publication.