A scholarly journal publishes authoritative research articles by academics or experts in a discipline.
The articles often undergo peer-review, that is they are evaluated by other experts before publication.
For more on the different types of periodicals see this chart:
1. Select Peer-Reviewed or Scholarly when you search
Omnivore ArticleSearch, and most databases, have a button to check when you search or limit/filter your search results.
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2. Confirm that it is a Research Article
Limiting your search results to articles published in peer reviewed scholarly journals is the first step.
Scholarly Journals include other types of documents, such as essays, literature reviews, book reviews, commentary, letters to the editor, announcements, etc. So...
How do I know if it is an actual research article?
A research article reports the original work of a scholar and will present evidence and conclusions.
A research article must have:
Look at the structure of the article; many academic research articles use a standard format:
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