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Writing a Literature Review in the Arts and Humanities

2 Ways To Find Scholarly Journals

Two common ways to find scholarly journal articles:

1. Search an article database and then limit the search to scholarly (peer-reviewed or refereed) materials; or 

2. Locate a journal and verify if it is a scholarly one, using Ulrich's Global Serials Directory database.

If you are still unsure of whether a journal is a scholarly journal or not, the best source to turn to is an expert in your field -- ask your professor.

1. Search an Article Database then Limit the Search

1) At a subject database (such as ABI/INFORM Complete)

2) Enter a keyword at the search box and select Peer reviewed option (if available)

Example search on ABI/INFORM Complete 

3. Then select Scholarly Journals to limit the results

"Scholarly Journals" link on example search results page



2. Search Ulrich's Global Serials Directory database

1) Open  Ulrich's Global Serials Directory database

2) Click on Advanced Search link

3) Enter keywords at the search box (such as Marketing)

4) Limit your results > Content Type:  check "Academic/Scholarly" box

Example search on UlrichsWeb














This way you will find a set of academic/scholarly journals in the field of marketing.


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