Answered By: Reference Staff
Last Updated: Mar 12, 2020     Views: 845

Instructors often request that you use research from scholarly or academic journals.

Many articles in journals present in-depth, original research in a specific field of study. These articles have been reviewed by other scholars in the field for scholastic standards and validity.

  • Professional journals may also contain profession or industry-related news. 
  • Sometimes, these articles are called peer reviewed.

Scholarly articles differ from more popular articles available in magazines and newspapers.  If you are unsure whether a publication is popular or scholarly, refer to the link below:  Identifying Types of Journals.

To find scholarly articles:  

  • Try JEWL search, found on the Library home page.  It covers a variety of subjects. 
  • By JEWL, you can limit your results to peer-reviewed / scholarly journal articles. 


  • Walker Library subscribes to a large number of subject specific databases that contain scholarly journal articles.
    • For a complete list of databases by subject, use the Databases A-Z list. 

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