HI 1314: Introduction to Early American History

Professor Steven C Bullock

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About Scholarly Journals

Journal articles are written by scholars in an academic or professional field. An editorial board reviews articles to decide whether they should be published. Journal articles may cover very specific topics or narrow fields of research.

Use a journal:

  • when doing scholarly research
  • to find out what has been studied on your topic
  • to find bibliographies that point to other relevant research

Characteristics of Scholarly Journals

Authors are:  scholars in the field, academics or researchers.
Sources are: always cited with many references and/or footnotes.

Articles are:

They are:

long with sections such as abstract, literature review, methodology, results and conclusion.

similar to books, usually don't have color and never ads, even in online versions.