HIST1301 US History : Information and Research


What is a Scholarly Journal Article?
Scholarly journals are journals, which are well respected for the information and research they provide on a particular subject. They are written by experts in a particular field or discipline and their purpose is to advance the ongoing body of work within their discipline. These articles might present original research data and findings, or take a position on a key question within the field. They can be difficult to read, because their intended audience is other experts and academics, but they are the capstone when it comes to authoritative information.
Scholarly journals are oftentimes peer reviewed or refereed. A peer-reviewed or refereed article has gone through a process where other scholars in the author’s field or discipline critically assess a draft of the article. Please keep in mind that not all scholarly journals go through the peer-review process. However, it is safe to assume that a peer-reviewed journal is also scholarly. In short, “scholarly” means the article was written by an expert for an audience of other experts, researchers or students. “Peer-reviewed” takes it one-step further and means the article was reviewed and critiqued by the author’s peers who are experts in the same subject area. The vast majority of scholarly articles are peer reviewed.
1.How to Identify a Scholarly Journal Article:
1.Who is the author? Who is the audience? …
2.Who are experts? Researchers, professors, or professionals in the field.
3.Who is the publisher? …
4.Why was the article published? …
5.Does the article cite sources? …
6.What is the format?
1.Where to Find Scholarly Journal Articles:
The easiest way to find a scholarly journal article is by using the Vernon College online databases either JSTOR or Academic Search Complete. The databases are divided by discipline. All Vernon College students have access to the VC library. There is a library link on the VC homepage and in the Canvas Course.
Select a scholarly journal article on the topic you chose in assignment 1 (2ND GREAT AWAKENING). Write an annotation that includes the following information:
1.Give a full citation of the journal article based on MLA format. If you select an online journal or a journal from the VC databases make sure you include the web address.
2.What are the author’s credentials? Education, where they teach, other publications.
3.What are the credentials of journal? Publisher?
4.What are some of the major sources the author used in the article? (2 minimum). Give full citation.
5. Discuss at least two specific pieces of information that you found in the work that you would use in an essay on the topic.
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