Scholarly articles are published in scholarly journals and are sometimes called peer-reviewed articles. The articles are a means for a scholar to communicate with other scholars in the field about his or her research. They are often reviewed by peers in the field in order to ensure that the article is relevant and accurate.
What to look for:
Identify Keywords: Before searching the Library Catalog or other databases, take a few minutes to write down all the words that describe your topic. Use these words in keyword or Boolean searches.
Subject Headings: If you find an interesting title in the Library Catalog, open the record and scroll down to alternate Subject Headings. Click on the link and it will take you to additional materials in the Library Catalog with the same subject/topic.
Search Strategy Worksheet from Humboldt State University