Scholarly Resources

Common Features

The article includes references in either a bibliography or footnotes.

The title of the article reflects its content.

The author’s credentials are often listed.

An abstract is usually found at the beginning of the article.

Other sections may be:

1. Introduction or Literature Review
2. Theory or Background
3. Subjects
4. Methods
5. Results
6. Discussion


The article is based on original research or authorities in the field, as opposed to a personal opinion.

The article may contain accompanying diagrams or illustrations.

Tutorial: Anatomy of Scholarly Article