Answered By: Kimberly Morin
Last Updated: Sep 12, 2017     Views: 37

Scholarly articles contain information that has been vetted by experts in a particular field. They are sometimes also referred to as "refereed" or "peer-reviewed". How you go about finding scholarly articles really depends on your topic, but most databases allow users to limit their searches to scholarly articles, "refereed" or "peer-reviewed" publications.

If your topic is general, interdisciplinary, or you are unsure of your direction, start with:

If your topic is a business topics, start with:

For other topics (i.e. psychology) use the Database by Subject pages or ask a Librarian to recommend helpful databases to search.

If you still don't know if a journal is scholarly, search for the journal title in Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. This resource provides detailed descriptions of journals, including whether or not they are refereed (i.e. peer-reviewed, scholarly).

If you still have concerns about the source meeting the requirement for your assignment, it is best practice to check with your professor.

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