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Social Movements in the 20th Century United States: Databases/Articles

What is a Scholarly Article?

A scholarly or peer-reviewed article is one that is reviewed by a panel of experts in the field. The following are a few characteristics of a scholarly article:

  • An abstract, or summary, before the main text of the article
  • Footnotes and/or bibliographies that cite sources
  • Graphs or charts detailing the research process and/or results
  • Publication by a professional or academic organization
  • Discipline-specific language

Scholarly vs. Popular Journals

This short video from Vanderbilt University illustrates how to distinguish between scholarly and popular journals.

Recommended Databases for Your Research

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