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The terms Academic, Scholarly and Peer Reviewed are often used interchangeably.  No matter the name, these articles include some or all of these sections:  

  1. An Abstract or summary of the article
  2. A Literature Review or summary of writings on the topic
  3. A Thesis Statement (hypothesis or theory)
  4. A Methods section explaining the research conducted and describing participants
  5. A Results section describing the outcome of the research
  6. A Discussion section comparing this research to previous work and including limitations and suggestions for further research.
  7. A References section or Reference List which includes all the sources cited in the paper.

Academic or scholarly articles will likely have all or most of these sections.  Depending on the author(s) and the area of study, the sections may have different names. 

All academic or scholarly articles have a References section.  If there is no reference list, you are not looking at a scholarly article.

Anatomy of a Scholarly Article

Sources for Scholarly Articles

A Special Case

Harvard Business Review (HBR)

This is an important source for your assignment in this class.  It is not a peer-reviewed journal, but articles from this source will be counted as peer-reviewed.  You can search through HBR online at  You have access to the full-text of the articles in the Business Source Complete database.  You should not pay for articles from this magazine.  

Supplemental Sources

Online Information Sources

Depending on your topic, you might need to gather statistics about workplace issues or consumer attitudes.  These are some places you can find statistics.  

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