Answered By: Janie Rager
Last Updated: Nov 15, 2018     Views: 47

They want you to use articles that go beyond the basic type of information you might get in a newspaper or popular magazine (like, Newsweek or Popular Science).
Scholarly articles are where much of a disciplines knowledge gets directly reported.

  • A scholarly Chemistry article may be a thirty page report detailing everything about an experiment that a group of scientists completed.
  • A scholarly Literature article may be an analysis of a recent novel using a particular theory lens, such as feminist theory.

Scholarly articles are written for an audience that has an educational background in such topics. You may find scholarly articles difficult to read. Don't worry, that's part of you learning!

To identify a scholarly source, check out the list of characteristics of one in comparison to a popular source by following the link provided.

Don't forget to use limiters or options in a search tool to pull out scholarly items from the search results.

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