Last Updated: Oct 30, 2013
A brief summary of an article. The abstract for a scholarly article will summarize the authors' research purpose, methods, and conclusions.
A collection of information, usually electronic. Usually refers to a place you can search for articles in journals and magazines. Databases index (or organize) articles, so that they are online and searchable. An example of a UWM database would be: Academic Search Complete.
- Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
A library service that allows you to request books and articles we do not own at UWM.
- Peer Review (Refereed)
Articles published in peer reviewed journals have been reviewed and edited by a board of expert editors.
- Scholarly Source
Scholarly sources are different from news sources because rather than reporting an event, scholarly sources ask and answer questions through some form of analysis. Scholarly sources are written by experts-- people who know a lot about their subject like professors-- and they also refer to other sources in a works cited/references list to show where their information came from originally.