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Finding Journal Articles

Do you need to find scholarly or peer-reviewed journal articles? Here are some helpful definitions and links that can assist you in finding the right kinds of resources for your research. 

Peer-reviewed articles may also be referred to as scholarly, academic or refereed articles. These articles generally have the following characteristics:

  • written by scholars, researchers for an audience of fellow scholars and researchers
  • may contain footnotes or other notes
  • list many references
  • often contain original research
  • are usually lengthy

Before being published, a journal article must first go through a review process to ensure it meets accepted scholarly standards. The article should also contribute significant, original research to the field. 

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Scholarship is an ongoing dialogue - you can use article/book bibliographies to trace additional sources & citing articles to find new publications.