Q. My professor said I have to find peer-reviewed articles. What does that mean?




Answer

Scholarly sources, like journal articles, regularly go through a process of evaluation by other experts in the field prior to publication. That is known as "peer-review", and gives more credibility and authority to a source. 

Check out this video tutorial for a thorough explanation of what that process entails and why it is important.

While most academic journals are peer-reviewed, it can be difficult to verify. One sure method of finding peer-reviewed articles in a database is to limit your search using an option saying something like "Scholarly/Peer-Reviewed Journals", as seen in this image:

Scholarly Peer-Reviewed Journals Limiter

  • Last Updated Aug 23, 2017
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  • Answered By Ross Martin

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