Answered By: Paige Mann
Last Updated: Sep 29, 2016     Views: 742

In order to find and use scholarly articles in your assignments, you'll need to understand at least the basics of scholarly literature -- what it is, who the intended readers are, who writes scholarly literature, and why and how you use it when conducting academic research.

You can get started by looking at Armacost Library's filtered list of databases that include scholarly content. As you conduct searches you'll notice that many of them also include results from non-scholarly publications. Limiting search results to scholarly and peer-reviewed content will take you a step closer, but it is still up to you, the researcher, to decide whether a potential source of information meets the rigorous criteria that distinguishes scholarly literature from non-scholarly literature. To determine whether a source is scholarly, read and consider the information provided in the links below.

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