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Shakespeare (ENGL 304): Finding Articles in Scholarly Journals

Finding Peer-Reviewed Articles in Scholarly Journals

Scholarly peer review is the process of subjecting an author's scholarly work or research to the scrutiny of others who are experts in the same field before the work can be published.

Generally, a board of scholarly experts evaluate an article for quality of research, adherence to professional best practices, appropriateness of methodology, and whether it adds to the corpus (body) of knowledge in the area of research to which it is directed.

When you cite peer-reviewed research, you lend credibility and authority to your own work.

Use the following resources to locate full text articles in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals:

Central Index


A digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources.

Project MUSE

Find full text articles in scholarly journals from leading university presses.

EBSCOhost Literature Databases

Find full text articles using EBSCOhost's suite of literature databases.  After opening this resource, click on "Choose Databases by Subject," then select "Literature Databases."

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