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ENG 101 / 102 / 103 / 104: English Composition: Finding Articles

A guide for students who are in ENG 101 (or ENG 103) Composition I and ENG 102 Composition II (or ENG 104) at the University of Montevallo

Resource Profile: Scholarly Articles

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How can you tell if a journal article is scholarly?  Often journals will have editorial policies and submission guidelines(in print or on the journal website) that tell you whether or not a journal is scholarly.  Some database search engines allow you to limit your searches to peer reviewed journals.   

How are scholarly journal articles different from regular articles?  Scholarly articles go through a process called peer review.  Articles are only published if other expertsagree that the article contributes to the field. 

Recommended Databases: General

The Complete A-Z of databases can be found here.

A list of databases by Subject is available as a drop-down menu on the page with the A-Z list.

Recommended Databases: English and Literature

Recommended Databases: Other