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Library Video Tutorials

Library resources and tutorials on how to use and search specific databases.

What is a scholarly article?

Scholarly articles may also be known as:

  • Peer-reviewed articles
  • Academic journal articles
  • Professional journal articles
  • Refereed articles

They are written by researchers, for researchers.

They are the gold standard for quality research.

Your business instructors often require that you use scholarly articles for your papers and projects.

Your only reliable source for full-text scholarly articles is the library website.

What is not scholarly?

  • Most Websites
  • Your textbook
  • News (newspapers, news magazines)
  • General encyclopedias (especially Wikipedia)

Why Use Databases Instead of the Internet?

Even though this video was created for the Purdue Library, it applies to all academic libraries.

Finding Scholarly Articles

This brief video from Cornell University Libraries helps you identify Scholarly Articles.