What exactly is a scholarly article?
By most definitions, a scholarly article is a academic journal article that goes through a peer review process.
You can find scholarly articles by looking on a library database or browsing an academic journal.
Here at Davidson we have numerous databases to use for finding scholarly articles. One great way to select a good database is to determine what subject areas are relevant to the article you are looking for.
To browse databases and other resources by subject, go to Guides By Subject
All databases work a little differently, but to get a broad overview of how to search in one, watch at the Find a Scholarly Article on EbscoHost Tutorial.
You might come across a citation of an article that you want to find.
To locate the article with the journal finder, determine the Journal Title, Year, Volume, and Issue Number
In this citation:
Bazerman, C. (1981). What Written Knowledge Does: Three Examples of Academic Discourse. Philosophy of the Social Sciences,, 11(3).
Search for the journal title on the Journal Finder:
In this case, we have the journal Philosophy of the Social Sciences for the year 1986 in the databases Proquest Periodicals Archive and Sage Deep Backfile. You can browse the journal in these databases to find the relevant volume and issue number.