Material Detail

What Makes a Journal Scholarly?

What Makes a Journal Scholarly?

Tutorial explains the process of peer-review as the gold standard for defining a scholarly journal article. Users also learn how to check for peer-review using either the print or online version of Ulrich's Periodicals Directory. Users can print out a reminder sheet at the end of the tutorial.


More about this material


Log in to participate in the discussions or sign up if you are not already a MERLOT member.
Travis Dolence
Travis Dolence (Librarian)
15 years ago
This is a very well presented tutorial on what makes an article peer reviewed. The section on using Ulrich's to determine peer review is helpful.It would also have been nice if they would have included some of the visual cues that students can use to determine peer reviewed materials (e.g., advertising, etc.). This tutorial would be very easy to incorporate into a class or into a larger online tutorial on evaluating resources.