Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals
Scholarly articles (also known as peer-reviewed or academic articles) are written by professionals and are reviewed by a group of peers before being accepted for publication. Scholarly articles are excellent sources of information but can be difficult to identify. This guide will better define scholarly articles and how certain databases can help you find them.
Scholarly Journal Articles
Popular Magazine Articles
Still not sure if the journal article is scholarly?
Check to see if the journal is scholarly by searching for the journal in MLA Directory of Periodicals (requires Library VPN if off campus). If you can't find the journal in there, search Ulrichs International Periodicals Directory or Ask Us.
What Makes an Article Scholarly? Peer Review!
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