Some of the hallmarks of scholarly articles are below:
Most instructors at Cuesta will ask you to use scholarly articles for your research. So what is a scholarly article (also called academic articles), and how does it differ from “regular” articles that you read in newspapers or magazines?
A scholarly article is written by an expert in a profession or field. Scholarly articles are produced to add to the knowledge in the field or profession, and their results can usually be replicated. They include a methodology consistent with the field, and contain a bibliography of works cited, so that other scholars can retrace the scholar’s steps from research to conclusion.
Peer-Reviewed articles are a form of scholarly article. These articles go through a rigorous editorial process, being reviewed by experts before they are published. Not all scholarly articles are peer-reviewed, but most go through some form of oversight.
Using Cuesta Library Search to find scholarly articles.
If you are not getting the results you want, try using different keywords. You can always ask a Cuesta librarian for assistance.
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