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Chinese Research Guide: Cite | Evaluate

Pollak Library Resources

What a Scholarly Journal / Journal Article?

You can reply on three ways to determine if a source (article, book, etc.)  is scholarly:

  • Check Ulrich's Periodicals Directory  (type the name of the journal) to determine if the journal is scholarly. Other words that you may see used are: peer-reviewed or refereed. 
  • Does the database you select offer scholarly/peer-reviewed publications?
  • Use CRAAP criteria to determine if the article is scholarly research
    Watch this video about evaluating sources using CRAAP (Currency, Relevancy, Authority, Accuracy, Purpose).