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What are Scholarly Articles?

Here are some common characteristics of scholarly journal articles:

- Article appears in a peer reviewed journal (filter your search results for "peer reviewed")

- Author is an expert in the field. The author's credentials in the field are established, and they are likely affiliated with a scholarly institution and hold an appropriate degree in their field.

- There is a lengthy bibliography at the end of the article.

- Based on original research, or new applications of others' research

- Written for a scholarly audience in that field of study (difficult for others to read)

Scholarly article example:

Listening in to Gang Culture

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