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Help! I Need 5 Scholarly Sources

Need to find a handful of scholarly articles? This libguide will describe scholarly resources and provide links to the best places to find them.

What is a Scholarly Journal?

What is a scholarly journal and how is it different from a magazine or newspaper? All three are called periodicals because they are published at periodic intervals throughout the year.

  • Newspapers are the first draft of history, but are not scholarly.
  • Magazines are good sources of information or opinions about popular culture or up-to-date information on current events, but are not scholarly.
  • Scholarly or peer-reviewed journals have collections of articles written by experts in academic or professional fields.
    Such journals are excellent for finding out what has been studied or researched on a topic, and to find bibliographies that point to other relevant sources of information. Please note:  the word "journal" is not necessarily in the title of a scholarly publication.

 

How to Get Library Assistance

There are many ways you can get library assistance:

  1. Fill out an Ask a Librarian Form
  2. Set up a research appointment 
  3. Call the library at 715-425-3321
  4. Ask for help at the front desk in the library

Reading scholarly articles