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Evaluating Sources: What does "peer-reviewed" mean?

Find out who is providing the content and why. Get information from different sources. Be skeptical.

FOR ESSENTIAL INFO: Go to the Experts

It is best to go to the experts for expert advice.  That is why we recommend using peer-reviewed scholarly articles for your research projects.

Q: What does "peer-reviewed" mean?
A: When an article is sent out to other experts in the field (peers) for review, and those experts agree that the article is worth publishing, then that is a peer-reviewed article. It is held to a higher standard and is more reliable than opinion or advice articles. It is not a guarantee of accuracy or lack of bias.

What is a journal and a peer reviewed article?

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