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ITLS 6310 Belland: What is peer review?


What is "Peer-Review"?

What are they?

Scholarly articles are papers written by members of the scientific, academic or professional field of study.

Why are scholarly articles useful?

Scholarly articles have been reviewed by other experts before they are accepted for publication, so you can be reasonably assured that they contain valid information.

How do you identify scholarly or peer-reviewed articles?

  • They are usually fairly lengthy – usually at least seven - ten pages
  • The authors and their credentials should be identified, at least the company or university where the author is employed
  • There is always a list of References or Works Cited at the end of the paper, listing the sources that the authors used in their research.

How do you find them?
Many of the library’s article databases contain scholarly articles, either exclusively or in combination with other types of articles. Google Scholar is another option for searching for scholarly articles.

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