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  1. 1. How to Identify Scholarly Journal Articles Instructional Objective: You will be able to quickly identify a scholarly (peer reviewed) journal article by recognizing some of the key elements of a scholarly journal.
  2. 2. What is a Scholarly Journal? A scholarly (or peer reviewed) journal includes articles that are primarily research based. Articles are written by experts in the field and these articles go through a rigorous peer review process before publication. Sources are always cited to give credit to supporting research.
  3. 3. Clue #1: Author Affiliation/Credentials
  4. 4. Clue# 2: The Abstract
  5. 5. Clue#3: Content and Writing style
  6. 6. Clue#4 Bibliography/Reference List
  7. 7. Clue #5: Use Limiters
  8. 8. Quiz 1. In a scholarly journal article an abstract is: a) A piece of strange artwork on the first page. b) A summary of the article usually written by the author. c) A list of the sources cited in the article. 2. Authors of scholarly journal articles are always: a) Experts in their field and usually affiliated with a research institution. b) Professional staff writers or journalists. c) Professional humorists 3. Which of these types of articles is most likely to have a list of references? a) Newspaper b) Magazine c) Scholarly Journal 4. Many databases contain limiters that allow to search exclusively for scholarly/peer reviewed journal articles: a) True b) False 5. The writing style, or tone, of a journal article is: a) Serious - written for researchers b) Relaxed – written for a general audience c) Just like a newspaper article.
  9. 9. Quiz Answer Key Answers are in bold 1. In a scholarly journal article an abstract is: a) A piece of strange artwork on the first page. b) A summary of the article usually written by the author. c) A list of the sources cited in the article. 2. Authors of scholarly journal articles are always: a) Experts in their field and usually affiliated with a research institution. b) Professional staff writers or journalists. c) Professional humorists 3. Which of these types of articles is most likely to have a list of references? a) Newspaper b) Magazine c) Scholarly Journal 4. Many databases contain limiters that allow to search exclusively for scholarly/peer reviewed journal articles: a) True b) False 5. The writing style, or tone, of a journal article is: a) Serious - written for researchers b) Relaxed – written for a general audience c) Just like a newspaper article!
  10. 10. Ask for Help! LRC Reference Desk 346-2836 lrcrefde@uwsp.edu Hours: M-W 8:30 am – 9 pm Th - F 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Sun 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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