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What is a Scholarly Article?
Scholarly (or Academic or Peer-Reviewed) Articles are:
Written by experts in a subject who share original research
Published in a scholarly journal
Use technical language
Use many in-text citations
Include lengthy references
Often include tables, charts, and graphs
Learn how to distinguish between popular and scholarly articles:
Is it a Magazine or Scholarly Journal?
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A quarterly journal offering a thought-provoking take on modern life in our communities. (American Sociological Association; 2002-present)
Main key term: "social norms"
Alternative key terms: "social perception"
Aspects to consider: behavior, environment, culture, situational
Advanced Search Techniques:
“quotation marks” are good for phrases ("social influence")
AND gives fewer results ("social norms" and social media)
OR gives more results ("social behavior" or "conformity")