Make sure you understand the type of source material needed for your research paper. For example, many professors request that your information come from scholarly, peer-reviewed journals.
But what is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal article?
A scholarly, peer-reviewed article appears in a publication, such as a journal, which highlights narrow topics and/or research in a specific area of study. The articles are considered peer-reviewed because they have gone through a review by other experts in the same field (peers).
What is a non-scholarly article?
Non-scholarly articles may appear in a magazine or newspaper and are usually written by journalists, not experts on the topic, and in many cases you will not find any citations or other source information.
On the OneSearch results screen, you can click the box next to Peer-Reviewed Journals on the left side of your search screen and then click Apply Filters to limit your search to peer-reviewed journal articles only: