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Peer Reviewed/Scholarly Sources


What are scholarly articles? When should I use them?


Where can I find scholarly articles? 

Scholarly articles (also known as refereed or peer-reviewed articles) are written by scholarly experts in a field and are aimed at an academic audience. These articles are usually reviewed by other experts in the same field to help ensure their accuracy and integrity. Scholarly articles are much shorter in length than a book and generally have a more specific subject focus.


Scholarly articles provide: 

  • Evidence from an expert scholar that has been reviewed by other scholars

  • Detailed information and research on very specific topics

  • Insight into current research, trends, and theories within an academic discipline


This searches almost all of the library's databases at once.


Academic Search Premier

This searches several databases at once - another good starting point.