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Finding Scholarly Journals

For some assignments, it is important to use scholarly journals rather than popular magazines.  There are many clues about whether a periodical is scholarly or popular, such as title, illustrations, and intended audience.  See Scholarly vs. Popular Articles for an explanation of the difference between scholarly journals and popular magazines, and tips on distinguishing between the two.

Academic Search Complete - EBSCO has a useful feature which allows you to limit your results to articles from refereed or scholarly journals.  Refereed journals are those which have been peer reviewed, which means that they have been reviewed by scholars and experts in a particular field.  Refereed journals are considered to be scholarly journals.

Example:

If your list includes an article that is not Full Text:

For Full Text articles online:

Your Topic:

Assignment:

Find three articles about your topic from scholarly journals by following the instructions above.

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