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How can I tell if it is a Research Article?
Research article, Academic article, Scholarly article, and Peer-Reviewed article are used interchangeably.
Characteristics of a research article:
- Published in a scholarly journal
- Article is signed by the authors
- Authors credentials are attached to the article
- Authors are reporting on their own research
- Written by researchers in the field for people working in that field
- Vocabulary of the discipline (jargon)
- Serious bibliography
Where are the research journals
Library databases will have filters that limit your search to research journals.
Look for a check box for Scholarly or Peer Reviewed Journals