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The Information Cycle: Scholarly Journals

Starting with a news event, trace how information changes over time using the information cycle.

Scholarly Journals


  • Research by experts in their field and reviewed by peers
  • Comprehensive analysis on a very specific topic
  • Bibliography of cited works can lead to other relevant sources
  • Writing contains specialized language 


  • Usually only available by subscription or through libraries
  • Published less frequently than popular magazines
  • Focus of article may be too narrow for general research needs

Scholarly Journal Article


Find Scholarly Journals @ The Library

The Library subscribes to over a hundred databases to help you find articles.

Palm Beach State College Library Databases 

Tip: When searching within specific databases, look for options to limit to peer-reviewed journals.  Try this out with Academic OneFile or Academic Search Complete.

Anatomy of a Scholarly Article (University of North Carolina)