Academic or scholarly articles are written by scholars and experts who have have studied the field about which they are writing for years.
The articles are then published in a journal that specializes in scholarship in that field. If an article has been published in a scholarly journal, the publishers of the journal are essentially vouching for the quality of the article and you can have confidence that it is credible information. Here are some characteristics of scholarly articles:
We have many databases with academic and scholarly articles, but also many that don't. On the A-Z Databases page under the Content Type menu, you can select Academic & Scholarly to make sure you're using the right databases or use the direct link below.
The result list defaults to Academic Journal articles in Academic OneFile.
All the content in JSTOR is considered scholarly so you can search as you normally would. JSTOR does include content other than articles, such as primary sources, images reports and open content in the results, however. To take these out your results:
Get scholarly articles in ProQuest. Here's how: