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Sociology: SOCI 240

Scholarly Research Article

In pairs, identify at least four characteristics of this article that indicate that it is a scholarly research article.

Which characteristic(s) are the most important in confirming if an article is scholarly?

Cite Your Sources: American Sociological Association (ASA) Style

Evaluating Sources

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Find Scholarly Articles

Search these databases to find scholarly journal articles related to your research topic.  

Many of these databases contain a variety of different types of sources (including books, dissertations, news articles, etc.); not everything you find here will be scholarly journal articles.

See Anatomy of a Scholarly Article if you would like a reminder of the characteristics to look for in identifying scholarly sources.

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