Answered By: Pamela Perry Last Updated: May 05, 2015 Views: 240
Instructors often request that you use research from scholarly or "academic" journals. Articles in journals present in-depth, original research in a specific field of study. These articles have been reviewed by other scholars in the field for scholastic standards and validity. Professional journals may also contain profession or industry-related news. Sometimes these articles are called "peer-reviewed."
Scholarly articles differ from more popular articles available in magazines and newspapers. If you are unsure whether a publication is popular or scholar, refer to the chart, "Is it a Magazine or a Journal?"
There are also a number of subject specific databases that also contain scholarly articles such as Science in Context, Health & Wellness Resource Center, Literature Resource Center, PsycArticles, and more. For a complete list of databases by subject, use the Databases by Subject page.