Scholarly or academic sources have often gone through a peer review process and are considered by most to be very trustworthy sources. They aren't the best source for current information (use news sources for that) and the quality can vary (as with any other source, examine it closely!) but there's scholarly research out there on almost any topic.
For scholarly sources on your topic, consider checking the following sources/databases:
More information and links are available below.
Find scholarly sources from many disciplines in OneSearch, the main search box on the library website.
Use the "Academic Journals" limiter to find only scholarly/academic sources. You can also use the "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed)" limiter.
You can go directly to scholarly journals from our two main vendors using the links below. This strategy works if you like to browse through tables of contents or search directly within specific journals.
If OneSearch is too broad and finding specific journals is too narrow, this option may be just right for you... use our libguides to find subject-specific databases related to your topic.
Not sure which guide to pick? Contact a librarian using the chat box at the bottom of the page! Tell us your topic and we'll give you ideas of the best places to look.
Top five tips for understanding a scholarly article:
Use the references or works cited to find other sources related to your topic!