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Brief Guide to Resources for Research: Peer reviewed / scholarly journals

Tips, techniques & links to help you find answers for your research papers & projects

Peer-Reviewed or Scholarly Articles

What does peer-reviewed mean?

  • A peer-reviewed article (also called a Scholarly article) is a paper that has been reviewed by experts in that subject. This ensures that the material is of the highest quality.

When using databases, the best way to ensure that your results are peer-reviewed or scholarly is to select that option in the field limiters or result limiters. These are most often found in the "Advanced Search" form.

  • Example

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Still not sure? Check out this video on Scholarly vs. Popular Articles: Scholarly vs Popular Periodicals