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In general, scholarly articles:
- Are written for an academic audience
- Contain a credible list of citations/references
- Include in text citations
- Often contain an abstract, literature review, methodology, results, or discussion.
To check the status of a particular source, you may look up the journal in Ulrich's Periodical Directory.
- Do a search under Databases on the library website for Ulrich's Periodical Directory
- Type in the Title of the journal in the search box
- When you find the link to the journal, click on it
- Look for the Content Type to say "Journal; Academic/Scholarly"