How do you know you have found a scholarly article?

When searching, you may find articles from peer-reviewed journals like abstracts, summaries, opinion pieces, book reviews that are not what your instructor requires.

It can take several months to a year for a journal article to be published; this timeline provides a look at the process. Remember that when selecting a topic that requires scholarly journal articles.

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Here are things to look for when searching for scholarly articles:

Title and Author:

Abstract:

Body:

Research:

References: