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SOC 101: When NOT to use
peer reviewed journal articles

Learn about peer reviewed journal articles and how to find them.

Should I always use peer-reviewed journal articles?

Peer reviewed and scholarly articles are great for college research!  Peer reviewed articles don't provide

  • basic summaries
  • general introduction to a topic

If you need general information, try a general article (don't limit to peer-reviewed) or a reference database such as Credo Reference

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