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Hi. The short answer: Using Academic Search be sure to check the box that says "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed)"
and the more complete answer:
General definitions of the kinds of articles written are:
- Peer-reviewed: Articles reviewed by experts in that subject or field to ensure validity and reliability before publication. These articles should be used as sources for research papers.
- Popular: articles written from a non-scholarly perspective, such as those in newpapers and magazines
- Another name for peer-reviewed is refereed
- The term periodical refers to any published work of articles. For example, a magazine is a popular periodical.
There is an excellent video tutorial at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNUe1jLWrg0 about how to searech Academic Search for a journal article.
Using Academic Search be sure to check the box that says "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed)"
Hope this helps!