Review the Business Databases - By Information Need page to determine which database best meets your research need.
Scholarly articles may have information related to a business concept you are discussing in your paper. For example, when writing about your organization's mission, you may decide to reference an article in which the author has interpreted the value of mission statements. Three (3) databases that will help you find scholarly articles are linked below as are tips to help you identify scholarly sources.
How to tell if a Source is Scholarly/Academic by adstarkel. Used under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.
Finding Scholarly/Academic Articles
Your best bet is to look in one of our databases or use WorldCat Discovery and limit your search to articles. You will likely find that there are LOTS of popular sources in with the academic ones, even within our databases. Use the Peer-Review Limiter to your advantage. This option is normally located in the left column; you can see screenshots of this option from WorldCat Discovery (left) and our EBSCO databases (right).
This will limit your search to publications that are most scholarly/academic. It does not necessarily filter to include publications that go through a strict peer-review process. It also does not apply the filter at the article level; occasionally it will allows articles that are not scholarly/academic to come through (for example, an editorial opinion piece can be published in a scholarly journal but the article itself is not scholarly).
If you have questions about whether or not a source is scholarly/academic, ask your professor or a librarian!
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