Scholarly Articles

tkeister By tkeister, 9th Jun 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A brief overview of scholarly articles, who is looking for them, and how to distinguish them from regular articles.

Scholarly Articles

There are more articles than you can count on the internet that all you need to know these days is a mode to search for the right kind of information. That being said, there is a scramble among the different website owners to check for the data being searched by the users so that they can direct these gullible users into visiting their websites and thereby generating revenue for them. The scholarly articles are the ones published by academic publishers or professional organizations.

The targeted audience for these kinds of scholarly articles is usually consistent of specialists in professions and academic disciplines. These scholarly articles are usually subscribed by the individual scholars or university libraries. These articles are taken to be the ones with validation by the academics. Scholarly articles in publications receive what is called in the academic world as peer review and they are authentic.

Before the scholarly articles are in for publication, it is reviewed and accepted by the scholars in the respective field to judge for the scholarly merit, the research value and accuracy. Scholarly articles are normally indicative of the credentials of the particular author and also explain in detail the methodology of research and list the respective footnotes or references used to write the article.

There is the difficulty in order to get to the articles. This is because people write their own articles these days and there have been changes all along the way. There are not a lot of people who have the talent for placing the keywords carefully in the text. There are however more than just writing articles but also placing them on the internet so that they require optimization to get the right keywords in the right places to cater to the search results in the searches initiated by the users.

To find scholarly articles can be quite daunting if you are not aware of what to look for. There are a few for starters as given here. They are written with more scholarly jargon that is understood mostly by the academic fraternity. The scholarly articles are more structured which are likely to include sections like abstract, literature review and conclusion. This is one of the ways to weed out the normal articles that do not follow any specific structure. These articles are also supported by graphs, statistics and photographs. The articles also provide a bibliography that documents the research and possibility for further research.

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author avatar tkeister
Writer/Blogger/Talk show host based near Louisville, KY. Focuses on humor, politics, entertainment/pop culture, and occasionally combat sports (pro wrestling/MMA).

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author avatar philpalm
9th Jun 2013 (#)

Tough to say where "scholarly" articles are in wikinut. One clue is that some authors freely cite links and the article is not just a rehash of the links.

Some scholarly articles in fact make their own category and their own articles follow their own trend.

Since you are a talk show host you gave us some of the clues you personally use.

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