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Peer Review

How to identify and find peer-reviewed articles

What is peer review?

Peer-reviewed journal articles (also called scholarly or refereed) are written by expert researchers and reviewed by other experts in the field. Peer-reviewed journal articles are often used as the main component of academic research. Using peer-reviewed material is a good way to make sure that the information you are receiving is creditable and correct.


Where do peer-reviewed articles fit into the information timeline? 

The timeline below demonstrates the creation of scholarly information, including where peer-reviewed fits in. It is very important to consider when a peer-reviewed article was published in order to understand where it fits into the scholarly conversation you are studying.