Answered By: Melissa Feinberg Last Updated: Oct 25, 2018 Views: 10
While peer-reviewed or referred journals are almost always scholarly; not all scholarly journals are peer-reviewed.
Scholarly journals may include items not part of the peer-review process. This includes news, editorials, and letters to the editor, book and article reviews, opinion pieces, and other information.
Scholarly articles often report research in a standard format, with sections titled Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, and Works Cited. When choosing a scholarly article for your research, refer to the Anatomy of a Scholarly Article.
The library offers several databases to find scholarly and peer-reviewed articles in A-Z Databases.
Two ways to search A-Z Databases:
1. Search scholarly databases by entering “Scholarly” into the Search for Databases box.
2. A “Scholarly/Peer Reviewed Articles” option is also available under All Database Types.
Helpful hint when searching within databases:
1. Many of the library’s databases search results filter peer reviewed/scholarly articles, and can often be found on the Advanced Search screen. When searching a database, look for a check box that reads “Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals,” “Peer-Reviewed,” or use a similar term to limit or narrow your search.