When you are searching in a database look for a filter with any of these terms: Peer- reviewed or Scholarly . This will limit your results to scholarly articles.
- A scholarly Journal consists of articles that have been reviewed (refereed) by the author's peers - an editorial board of specialists in the field of research who evaluate the content and methodology of the author(s)' work and results.
- Concerned with academic study
- These articles also contain bibliographies of cited and related works
- Written by experts in the field
- Includes author's credentials and institutional affiliation
- Often abstract included
- Often reports original research, reviews and evaluates material that has already been published, or expands and refines theory.
- Published by a professional association, society, research association, or academic institution.
- Editorial board information generally appears on the inside cover page or title page.