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Library Orientation for Students: Peer Review

Scholarly vs. Popular Articles

Need to find a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal article for your assignment? 

Don't be fooled by the popular magazine articles found in many of the databases.


                     How do you know which type you have found?


Peer-reviewed Articles:

Popular Magazine Articles:

  are written for scholars and researchers in
  the field.

  are written for the general public.

  are longer and go into depth on the

  are shorter and cover a wide range of

  contain few photographs or advertisements.

  contain many photographs and

  include a list of sources (bibliography).

  rarely include a list of sources

  are published on a quarterly or monthly

  are published once per week or monthly.

Peer Review - Scholarly Articles - What are they?

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