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Finding scholarly sources

This Guide will help you determine what scholarly, or peer-reviewed articles, look like and where and how to find them.

What is Peer Review?

Peer review is the process by which an authors peers, as well as researchers in the field, read and evaluate the paper submitted for publication. The researchers recommend whether the paper should be published. Articles accepted for publication through a peer review process meet the standards of expertise in that field or subject. Peer reviewed journals are scholarly journals that only publish articles that have passed through this peer review process.  


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