Answered By: Nancy Alzo
Last Updated: Aug 25, 2014     Views: 19

Faculty often require that you find "peer-reviewed" articles.  These may also be referred to as "scholarly" or "academic".  Scholarly sources are typically dense and provide a large amount of focused, detailed information on a topic. They are articles written by professionals for professionals and usually undergo review by others in the field before publication -- the author's work is reviewed by his/her peers. 

You can view our tutorial page on scholarly articles here for more information.

Most database search engines allow you to limit your results to peer-reviewed, or academic or scholarly articles.  Be aware that this designation is applied in the database to all citations to a particular journal.  Use the actual citation and abstract information to make certain that you have found an appropriate article.

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