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What is a Scholarly Source?
Scholarly sources, sometimes referred to as an academic source, are articles written by experts, scholars or researchers and are published for other experts, scholars, researchers and students. The articles are published in scholarly journals and the information is often peer-reviewed by experts in that field. When peer-reviewed, the information and research is evaluated and assessed for quality before it is published. The author and authors are presenting new information to the reader that was usually created by a research study where they collected data through research methods.
What do scholarly articles look like?
Scholarly articles have common attributes that are often represented with section headings, which are common sections of a research article, they include, abstract, literature review, methods, summary, conclusion, discussion, bibliography, charts or graphs.

The content will be lengthy and you will not find a lot of color images or advertisements.

Within the text of the article, you will find many citations.

The language is technical and the vocabulary is advanced.
Find Articles
Scholarly or peer-reviewed journal articles contain research of experts in a field. They are often very specific, complex, and include substantial bibliographies.

Academic Search Premier Restricted Resource
Academic Search PremierAcademic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary database designed specifically for academic institutions. It includes articles from academic journals, popular magazines, and major newspapers.

PsycARTICLES Restricted Resource
PsycARTICLES logoProvides "full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe & Huber. The database includes all material from the print journals with the exception of advertisements and editorial board lists."

MEDLINE/PubMed Unrestricted Resource
PubMed contains citations to articles in MEDLINE and other sources. Selected full text articles available. Click the Find Full Text button with the Normandale logo to see if the full text of the article is available in another database.

JSTOR Restricted Resource
JSTOR contains the complete backfiles of over 625 scholarly journals with well over 3 million articles available. Full text coverage varies by journal.
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Cite Your Sources (APA)
APA Quick Guide
A guide to APA citation format based on the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual.

APA Formatting and Style Guide (OWL at Purdue)
APA (American Psychological Association) is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.


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