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Summary

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Scholarly journals report on research conducted by scholars, and professionals in the field, and provide in-depth articles that cover specific issues or research questions.

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Peer-reviewed articles are evaluated by a group of experts, or peers, based on their originality, currency, and validity.

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Journal article databases contain many types of articles, including: book reviews, editorials, newspaper and magazine articles, trade journal articles and scholarly (academic or peer-reviewed) articles.

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Criteria for evaluating academic or scholarly articles include:

  • Authors and their credentials
  • Intended audience
  • Level of specialized language
  • Length
  • Structure
  • Cited sources
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You can search for articles on a topic using the Discovery Search or a Library database. Strategies include keyword, field, and subject searching.

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Depending on the assignment, using web or online resources may not be appropriate. Check with your professor before including these sources in your work.

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Don't forget to use the Find it! @ Concordia option or contact a librarian if you have trouble accessing the full text of an article.

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If Concordia doesn't have the article you need, try:

page last updated on: Wednesday 4 October 2017
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