College Readiness Skills and Resources: Scholarly Journals

This guide contains resources and tools for high school students, teachers, and librarians related to writing, research and study skills that will help ease the transition to college.

Scholarly Journals

What is a Scholarly Journal Article?  (University of Washington Libraries)

Scholarly journals versus popular magazines

Table of criteria to compare scholarly journals and popular magazines

(Vanderbilt University Library)

Academic vs. Popular Resources

In order to choose the best articles for your research, you will need to understand the difference between popular magazines and scholarly journals and be able to identify them.  * Scholarly sources may also be referred to as academic, peer-reviewed or refereed.

Images of Academic vs. Popular Resources

Source Types - Links to additional resource pages

See additional pages related to Source Types, Primary vs. Secondary Sources, and Additional Online Resources.