What are “scholarly” or “peer-reviewed” articles?
- Author is usually an expert in the field/discipline
- Content has been critically evaluated by other experts
- Information sources used by the author are cited (in-text citations, works cited/references)
How do I find “scholarly” or “peer-reviewed” articles?
- Some of the library’s research databases include all scholarly material, such as JSTOR and Sage Journals Online. For these, all results will be scholarly.
- Many of the other databases (e.g. EBSCOHost, ProQuest, etc.) have an option to limit your search to only scholarly/peer-reviewed articles. Scan the database’s search or results page for this limit option (highlighted in red below in Academic Search Premier):
For more information: Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals
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