Scholarly journals, also called peer-reviewed, refereed or academic journals are the core information sources in many disciplines. They are written for an academic audience and are published by organizations with an academic or scholarly mission. Many scholarly journals are also peer reviewed which means that prior to publication, an article is reviewed by scholars in the field using criteria of accuracy, value to the field and scholarly merit.
Some clues for spotting a scholarly journal:
Click here for a list of journals indexed in EconLit. Below are just some of the economics titles available through the library as electronic journals.
In addition to doing multiple searches on your topic to find articles, examine the articles in your results for additional sources.