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Tips for Finding Academic & Scholarly Articles

Your best bets for finding academic & scholarly articles, plus step by step tips to save you time and get the sources you need.

What is an Academic or Scholarly Article?

""Academic or scholarly articles are written by scholars and experts who have have studied the field about which they are writing for years. Here are some characteristics of scholarly articles:

  • Articles written by an expert, always signed (author's name listed)
  • Credentials of author listed, such as education and position
  • References and sources listed
  • Frequently includes graphs, charts
  • Frequently have abstracts
  • Aimed at people in the field or studying the field Few or no ads

Watch this video for a quick overiew of academic and scholarly articles and how to get them (3:17).


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All EBSCO Scholarly/Peer Reviwed Journals

Search all the EBSCOhost databases with scholarly and peer reviewed articles simultaneously or choose from the list. The default search is set to retrieve articles only from scholarly and peer reviewed publications and show your best limits and options for getting articles on your topic.

Proquest Research Library

Get peer reviewed articles in ProQuest Research Library.

Here's how:

  1. Perform a search on your topic. 
  2. Select the Peer Reviewed option directly under the search box, or in the Narrow results column.
  3. All your results will now be peer reviewed.