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.