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BUS690 Business Strategy Innovation: Scholarly Business Databases

Business Resources


Tips on Selecting a Scholarly Article

Here are some characteristics of a scholarly article:

  • Articles written by professors or researchers
  • Designed for students, professors, & researchers
  • Articles reviewed in-depth by other researchers before publication
  • The articles will also contain a bibliography at the end of the article.
To locate scholarly articles in Academic Search Premier or Business Source Premier:
  • Select the "Peer Reviewed" option when on the Advanced Search Screen
  • Another option is to select "Journal Article" as a Publication Type on the Advanced Search


  • Keep track of your results.  Print, save, or email in APA format!
  • Use keyword searching (not natural language)
  • Use subject terms to narrow
  • Use abstracts to determine relevance
  • What if full-text isn’t there?  Use the "Find It @ UD" link provided to locate the article in another database, have the library scan a copy for you (E-Delivery), or request via Interlibrary Loan if UD doesn't own it. 
  • Can usually limit by: full-text, type of source (magazine, newspaper, academic/scholarly journal), date, etc.