What are five ways of recognizing a scholarly source?
How to Identify a Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
- Is it written by a scholar? Look for clues that indicate the author(s) is a scholar/researcher:
- What is it about? Who’s the intended audience?
- How is it structured? Look at the length, formatting, and headings/sections inside the article:
- How is it written?
- What’s the publication type?
Where can I find scholarly sources?
Finding Scholarly Articles
- Look for publications from a professional organization.
- Use databases such as JSTOR that contain only scholarly sources.
- Use databases such as Academic Search Complete or other EBSCO databases that allow you to choose “peer-reviewed journals”.
How do you cite a scholarly article?
Citations for scholarly articles should include the following:
- Name of Author(s)
- Year of Publication.
- Full Title of Article.
- Title of Journal (italicized)
- Volume Number of Journal.
- Page Numbers of Article.
How do you cite an online scholarly article in APA?
A basic reference list entry for a journal article in APA must include:
- Author or authors.
- Year of publication of the article (in round brackets).
- Article title.
- Journal title (in italics).
- Volume of journal (in italics).
- Issue number of journal in round brackets (no italics).
- Page range of article.
- DOI or URL.
How do I use Google Scholar?
Searching is as easy as searching in regular Google. Start from the Library’s Homepage to search SHSU’s Google Scholar. Click on the Articles & More tab and locate the Google Scholar search box at the very bottom. Enter a search term or phrase, such as “bird flu.”
Why is it important to cite sources?
Citing or documenting the sources used in your research serves three purposes: It gives proper credit to the authors of the words or ideas that you incorporated into your paper. It allows those who are reading your work to locate your sources, in order to learn more about the ideas that you include in your paper.
What are two things that must be cited or documented?
Information that always must be cited—whether web-based or print-based—includes:
- Quotations, opinions, and predictions, whether directly quoted or paraphrased.
- Statistics derived by the original author.
- Visuals in the original.
- Another author’s theories.
- Case studies.
When should you use scholarly sources?
The article is most likely scholarly if:
- The source is longer than 10 pages.
- Has a works cited or bibliography.
- It does not attempt to persuade or bias the reader.
- It attempts to persuade or bias the reader, but treats the topic objectively, the information is well-supported, and it includes a works cited or bibliography.
Is Google Scholar free to use?
Google Scholar allows you to search scholarly articles that are available online. These works are almost always protected by copyright, but you can link to them and people can access them for free. Even if an article is not available in our Online Library, you may find full-text for free online. …
How do I find scholarly sources on Google?
Find an article at Google Scholar
- Go to Google Scholar, enter the article title, and click Search:
- If available, your article should appear as one of the first few results:
- If you click an article’s title, you may be taken to a publisher’s site that will ask you to pay for full text.