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ENC 1102: Finding Literary Criticism & More (Dale Mabry): What are scholarly articles?

Selected websites and library resources for researching works of literature.

Scholarly articles explained

Many, if not most, of the articles that you will use in your research will be found in online library research databases. Many of these articles are considered scholarly sources—often identified as "peer-reviewed—and are described in the following tutorials and help sheets:

Scholarly content in literary research

Scholarly articles about literary works are often called literary criticism or critical articles. Literary criticism can be defined as analysis and interpretation of literary works by scholars giving their points of view.