ENGL 102: Research: Academic or Scholarly Journals

Guide for students and instructors of English 102 on how to use the library and find resources


This page contains information exploring academic or scholarly journal articles as well as links to citation information, KU Libraries' "Ask a Librarian" instant messenger, and KU Libraries' locations and hours. 

Academic or Scholarly Journal Articles

  • Peer reviewed – this means an editorial board of experts in the author’s field of research has evaluated this article
  • Main focus is academic study
  • Contain bibliographies of cited and related works
  • Written by experts in the field
  • Include author’s credentials and institutional affiliation
  • Often has an abstract
  • Often reports original research, reviews and evaluates materials that has already been published, or expands and refines theory
  • Published by a professional association, society, research association, academic institution, or commercial enterprise 

Examples of academic or scholarly journals include ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and EnvironmentThe American Journal of Psychiatry, or Rhetoric Society Quarterly


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