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Scholarly Articles: How can I tell?

In this guide, you will learn about the different parts of a scholarly journal article and what makes it different than a popular journal article.

Specialized Vocabulary

Scholarly articles are written for people in the profession so you will see a lot of specialized vocabulary in the article. If you look through the article, you can find additional terms that you can use to help refine your search. In this example, the authors of the article also provided keywords or terms that describe the content of the article. This is another good place to look for additional search terms.

Keywords