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What is a scholarly article?

Scholarly articles, also called academic articles, are published in academic periodicals called journals. They are written by scholars for other scholars and often document original research.

What is peer review?

Many, but not all, scholarly journals are peer-reviewed or refereed. Articles submitted to a peer-reviewed/refereed journal undergo examination and review by other scholars to ensure high quality, accurate research and good scholarship.

Want to know if a journal is peer-reviewed?

Search for the title in Ulrichsweb, a directory of over 300,000 periodicals. It includes information on peer-review, open access, subject areas, and publishing format.

Where do I search for scholarly articles?

For general or inter-disciplinary research, start with one of these general article databases:

For subject-specific databases, browse resources under Research by Subject on the main Research Guides page or use the A-Z Databases list.