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Graduate Education

Why do you need scholarly articles?

Scholarly or Peer-Reviewed journals contain literature that is written by experts in a particular field of study. 

The articles often contain reports on original research studies, literature reviews and more. 

Such articles are essential when writing for your graduate education courses, dissertations, theses, grant proposals, etc.

Evaluate Article Resources

This interactive page from NC State Librareis will help familiarize you with the layout of a scholarly/peer-reviewed article.

Check out the document below to get an in-depth list of criteria to evaluate your article resources to determine if the article literature you encounter is scholarly or popular.

Peer Review in 3 Minutes

*Courtesy of North Carolina State University Libraries

Article Sources

ARTICLE
SOURCE
 
Scholarly
Journals
 
Newspapers
 
Trade or Professional Journals
 
Popular Magazines
                 
PURPOSE  

Use for in-depth, original research findings, and peer-reviewed research articles.

 

Use for current events topics or editorials and opinions dealing with current events.

  Offers specialized industry or professional articles that tend to be more practical and applied in nature. 
 

For the general interest reader—these articles are used to inform or entertain. 

                 

Try Some of These Databases

 

 

EBSCO

JSTOR

ProQuest

 

Lexis/Nexis

Newspaper Source

New York Times

 

EBSCO

Business Source Premier

 

EBSCO

ProQuest

Google