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Human Rights @ Webster University Library

What's a scholarly article? 

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 databse, 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.