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Identify Scholarly and Non-Scholarly Periodicals

This guide will allow you to see what the difference is between scholarly and non-scholarly periodicals.

What is Peer Reviewed/Scholarly

What is a peer-reviewed article?

A journal article that is peer-reviewed has been evaluated by the author’s peers, or experts in his or her academic field, for methodology, accuracy, objectivity, and overall unique contribution to research in the field.   Another term for peer-reviewed is refereed.   

Peer reviewed, scholarly, academic, refereed=quality sources for your paper!

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