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Peer-reviewed / Scholarly / Refereed Journals

This guide will show you what these journals are and how to find these kinds of articles

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What are peer-reviewed or scholarly journals?

Scholarly journals:

  • are written by experts in the field and are aimed at other experts
  • contain lengthy articles
  • have excellent documentation (bibliographies, reference lists)
  • Language is scholarly or technical
  • Often incorporate the peer review process (although not all scholarly journals are peer-reviewed)

What Does a Scholarly Article Look Like?

See this: Anatomy of A Scholarly Article, from North Carolina State University Libraries

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