It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Linguistics, language & literature: About Scholarly Texts
This subject guide contains resources such as databases, journals and encyclopedias to support your studies in linguistics and literature
A scholarly text is written by a researcher in order to present research. Researchers publish their text in order to describe their research results or to summarise the research of others. There are different types of scholarly texts and different ways to search for them. The library website guides you through it.
In a scholarly article, one or more researchers write and present their research. A scholarly article is published in a scholarly journal. This means, among other things, that the articles are reviewed by other researchers. Such scrutiny is usually called peer review or refereeing.
In order to avoid plagiarism and in order to make a clear, effective argument, you need to make sure to distinguish between your ideas and the ideas that come from your sources. In other words, a reader should always know when you are speaking and when your source is speaking.