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Articles from journals

Characteristics of a Scholarly Article

   What Is A Scholarly Article handout  

  • Always cite their sources in the form of footnotes or bibliographies
  • Are written by an authority or expert in the field whose credentials are prominently stated
  • Contain original research, experimentation, or in-depth studies in the field
  • The language includes specialized terms from the discipline
  • Lengthy articles, typically more than 7 pages and often over 20 pages
  • Often have a formal appearance with tables, graphs, and diagrams
  • Advertising is minimal or non-existent (if you are looking at the print or PDF version)   



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