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FYW 100 - First Year Writing / Polansky, Ellen


Subjects: First Year Writing

What is a scholarly article?

Scholarly articles are written by experts in specific academic disciplines for other experts. Students frequently use information from scholarly articles in their research.

  • Scholars write articles to share research and ideas in their fields of study. For that reason, articles contain information that is very specific. It is best to know something about your topic before searching for articles.
  • Scholarly articles are generally published by academic journals.
  • Journals will often put articles through a peer-review process prior to publication.
  • The library provides access to print and digital scholarly articles. The best way to find scholarly articles on your research topic is to use an article database or Google Scholar.

Interdisciplinary Article Databases

Selected Subject Databases