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Scholarly and Peer Reviewed Information: Definitions

This guide will present tools for you to identify scholarly and peer reviewed articles.

What are Scholarly & Peer Reviewed Articles?

Scholarly articles are articles written by and for academics and experts in the topic of the article.

Peer reviewed articles are those which have been reviewed prior to publication by other experts in the topic of the article.

Very often the terms "scholarly" and "peer reviewed" are used interchangeably.

  • Clarify with your instructor as to which kind of article is required.

Use the clues given on the other pages of this Guide to determine if an article is non-scholarly, scholarly, or peer reviewed.

Life Cycle of a Scholarly Article