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Business & Management @ Webster University Libraries

This research guides provides databases, search tips and resources for getting started with business and management research. A guide for your specific program or major may be available on the Getting Started tab on the navigation menu.

What's a scholarly article? 

Is it scholarly or popular?

A table showing the difference between a scholarly and a popular article. For the text, click the Word document below the graphic/image

The peer-review process

A table showing the peer review process. For the text, click the Word document below the graphic/image

Anatomy of a scholarly article

A table showing the anatomy of a scholarly article. For the text, click the Word document below the graphic/image

Checking to ensure that a publication is scholarly 

1. Use a limiting tool in the database if available                 

2. If the title of the publication is clickable in the database, you will can find a simple answer

 

 

 

3. If you're still not sure...ask a librarian! 

 

 

Pro tip: Scholarly publications might contain letters to the editor, opinion pieces, and book reviews that aren't technically research articles. If you're in doubt, ask your instructor for clarification.