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What is a peer reviewed (scholarly) journal article? How can I find one in my subject?

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A peer reviewed article has been approved for publication in a journal by an editorial board or group of experts in the subject. Some journal databases list only peer reviewed articles, others such as Academic Search Elite provide a mix of scholarly and popular press articles. When there is a mix, there will be a limiter in the database to restrict your search results to just scholarly or peer-reviewed articles.

To identify a good database to use in your subject, see Resources by Subject.

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