How do I know if an article is scholarly?

How do I know if an article is peer reviewed? 

What is a scholarly article? 


Most of the library databases contain scholarly articles.  In the Academic Search Premier database you can check a box to restrict the results to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals.

Other databases will allow you to restrict the articles shown to scholarly or peer reviewed by using limiters usually located on the left side of your screen. (This may be different on a mobile device). 

Typically a scholarly article is written by an expert that then submits the article to a group of his or her peers that are also experts. This group then evaluates the article on many levels to decide if it should be published.

This short video explains more on scholarly peer reviewed articles: 


  • Last Updated Apr 05, 2017
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  • Answered By Sammy Chapman

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