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COMM 300: Research Methods in Communication

What is a scholarly resource?

In brief, scholarly work is:

  • Written by experts for experts;
  • Based on original research or intellectual inquiry;
  • Provides citations for all sources used;
  • Is usually peer reviewed prior to publication.

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Anatomy of a Scholarly Article (a visual tour by NCSU Libraries)

Click on the different parts of the article to learn

  • How a scholarly article is organized.
  • How a scholarly article differs from a popular article.

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