Scholarly Journals: Put Them to Use
Don't be shy about using them
If your instructor says you need to find scholarly information for your paper, you should look for articles in scholarly journals rather than a popular magazine.
Even if they’re not required, scholarly journals can provide specific types of information that you may not find in other types of sources.
Sure, they can be tougher to read than popular magazines, but scholarly journals fill a niche where no other information is quite right.
Use scholarly journals when you need:
- original, primary research on a specific topic
- articles and essays written by scholars or subject experts
- factual, documented information to reinforce a position
- bibliographies that point you to other relevant research