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Scholarly Articles: What they are, where to find them and how to read them: What is a scholarly article?

Scholarly articles: defined

Scholarly articles are published in scholarly journals and are sometimes called peer-reviewed articles.  The articles are a means for a scholar to communicate with other scholars in the field about his or her research.  They are often reviewed by peers in the field in order to ensure that the article is relevant and accurate.

Peer review explained

Brief but excellent video from North Carolina State University explains what peer review is and why it is important.

To find peer-reviewed articles in QuickSearch, choose Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals to the left of your results.  Ask a librarian if you need help.

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