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About Scholarly Articles

Scholarly, academic, and peer-reviewed journals and articles are:

  • Articles are written by and for faculty, researchers or scholars (chemists, historians, doctors, artists, etc.)
  • Use scholarly or technical language
  • Articles tend to be long and detailed, about research in a particular academic discipline
  • Include full citations for sources
  • Are often refereed or peer-reviewed
  • Include information about the authors
  • Are published by academic organizations
  • Note: book reviews and editorials are not considered scholarly articles, even when found in scholarly journals

Nursing Databases

Other Sources of Nursing Literature