Answered By: Jeff Gates Last Updated: Jul 06, 2015 Views: 30
Some databases have a way to limit your search to scholarly, peer-reviewed articles.
For example, when searching EBSCOhost databases, select Advanced Search. Then select Scholar (Peer Reviewed) Journals under Limit your results.
Here are some characteristics of scholarly journals:
- Journal title - frequently uses the word journal, review, bulletin, quarterly, or research
- Cover - drab, usually one or two color
- Frequency - usually published monthly or quarterly
- Pagination - usually continuously paginated across issues, usually takes up many pages
- Content - may have charts, graphs, and bibliographies or footnotes; contains few ads that tell about conferences and books
- Article title - usually long, often describing the content of the article
- Author - specialist in the field, short biography may be given
For a comparison between scholarly, trade, and popular periodicals, go to Three Types of Periodical Literature