Scholarly journal articles are written by experts (researchers, academics, or practitioners) in a field or discipline. They are written for an academic audience and typically peer-reviewed, or critically reviewed by other scholars in the field before being published. Although you can sometimes find full scholarly journal articles from Google or Google Scholar, the best way to access them is through the library's databases and search engines.
If you'd like a visual explanation of the parts of a scholarly article, the Anatomy of a Scholarly Article website below is helpful.
The following tips will help you determine if an article is right for you!
How do you know if a journal's articles are peer-reviewed?
You can usually find this information on a journal's website under a section title something like Information for Authors.
You can also look up the journal title in the library database Ulrich's Periodicals Directory. After searching for the journal title and locating the record, looked for the icon of a striped referee shirt that indicates it contains peer-reviewed articles.