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Organizational Leadership PhD (DOL) - Online: Find Scholarly Articles

This guide is for students in the Online Campus DOL Program at Adler University

Understanding Scholarly Articles

What is Meant by "Scholarly Articles"?

How Can I Tell if an Article is Scholarly?

Typical features of a scholarly article
Authors Written by subject experts who have academic affiliations
Bibliography Always have a list of cited works
Length No set rule, but usually at least 8 pages and include technical diagrams, charts, or graphs


Where Do I Find Scholarly Articles?

Can I search using Google?

  • Although it is possible to find some scholarly articles on the Internet, most scholarly articles are not freely available to the public.
  • Libraries subscribe to many Databases that contain scholarly articles and allow you to limit your search results to Scholarly (Peer-Reviewed) Journals.

Where can I find Library Databases?

High Quality Journals in Organizational Leadership

How to Read a Research Article