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A scholarly article is peer-reviewed by fellow-experts before being published. These articles are also called academic or refereed articles.
Find out more about academic sources, including scholarly (peer reviewed) articles
1. Search an article database
Search an appropriate article database for your topic. Some databases only contain scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles (e.g. Web of Science, Scopus).
2. Limit your search to scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles
Once you have done your search, most article databases allow you to limit your search results to scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles. Look for such a limit - it may be on the left-hand side bar or on the advanced search screen. Here's one example:
Tip: Some article databases also use icons to indicate whether an individual article is scholarly (peer-reviewed) or not e.g.
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Last updated on Friday 26 July 2019