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Question:
How can I go about finding a peer-reviewed article when I make a search under journals?

Our answer:

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Popular: articles written from a non-scholarly perspective, such as those in newpapers and magazines

Special notes:

  1. Another name for peer-reviewed is refereed
  2. 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!

matt

 

 

Media

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeyR30Yq1tA

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