Skip to main content
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.

Labor and Employment Relations/Human Resources and Employment Relations (LER/HRER)

Human Resource Management

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Labor and Employment Relations

Labor History

Labor Law

Labor Markets

Reading Academic Journals

Take a minute to think about what you would see in an academic journal. If you thought that the journal only consisted of peer-reviewed, scholarly sources, think again! Several scholarly journals have features that are non peer-reviewed such as opinion pieces, book reviews, or regular newsletters. 

There are some key indicators to tell if an article is scholarly and peer-reviewed. In general, this article is lengthy with headings and subheadings. Many times they will report on an original study, but not always. Sometimes, they can be a meta-analysis. The tutorial below should provide some guidance on how to read scholarly research. 

Video: How to Read Scholarly Materials (click to play)

video How to read scholarly material