This video--courtesy of Vanderbilt University--explains the difference between scholarly journals and popular magazines. (3:10)
Scholarly peer reviewed articles are included in many library databases. Use a research guide to find the best database for your subject or use the Scholarly Articles tab in the search box on the library homepage. You can also use the library's Databases A-Z tool to find a list of library databases by subject or discipline.
1. Enter your keywords / topics.
2. On the search results page, use the filters in the left column under the "Limit To" menu:
|Look for one of these icons in the article record:|
|If you don't see one of those, click this:|
to find links to the article in another database or to see if the library has the article in print.
If the library does not have a copy, you can order it for free through Interlibrary Loan.