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Peer-Reviewed, Refereed, Scholarly Publications

This research guide provides characteristics of peer-reviewed, refereed and scholarly articles, where to find them and how to recognize them.

What's an Academic, Peer-Reviewed or Refereed Article?

From NC State University Libraries: Videos and Interactive Guides

Why Does My Professor Want Me to Find a Peer-Reviewed or Scholarly Article?

"Your professor wants you to use scholarly journals because they are considered the most accurate and reliable sources for university-level work.  Using scholarly journals is also a good way to learn how experts conduct research and share their findings.  Knowing this process helps you become a critical thinker and acquire professional expertise."

[Excerpt from University of Houston Downtown]