Answered By: Amy Krug
Last Updated: Nov 07, 2017     Views: 50

A scholarly article is one that is written in an academic journal, as opposed to a weekly or monthly magazine.

Academic journals are available in many library databases. Depending on the database, you can often use a checkbox to limit your search results to:

  • peer-reviewed or refereed journals - articles go through an official editorial process that involves review and approval by the author's peers (people who are experts in the same subject area)
  • scholarly journals - articles that have been reviewed and/or qualified by a selected panel of acknowledged experts in the field of study covered by the journal (may not be peer-reviewed)

Peer-reviewed or refereed journals are also scholarly journals. Scholarly journals are not always peer-reviewed or refereed.

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