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.
Peer-reviewed articles are evaluated by a group of experts, or peers, based on their originality, currency, and validity.
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.
Criteria for evaluating academic or scholarly articles include:
Depending on the assignment, using web or online resources may not be appropriate. Check with your professor before including these sources in your work.