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COM 215 Small Group Communication with Professor Cresswell-Yeager: Finding Research Articles

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