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.

  1. Starting from the Library homepage, select the Databases page and search for Ulrich's Periodical Directory
  2. Type in the Title of the journal in the search box
  3. When you find the link to the journal, click on it
  4. Look for the Content Type to say "Journal; Academic/Scholarly"

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