How do I know if an article is peer-reviewed?
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To recognize a peer-reviewed article, look for these characteristics:
- Long article with structured sections
- Contains an abstract
- Contains in-text citations
- Has a Bibliography or References page
- Contains statistical data, graphs and/or charts
- Shows author credentials
- Few images or photographs, except when relevant to the study
To find a peer-reviewed article:
- Start at the Online Resources - Subject List
- Choose a subject area related to your topic--English for Composition classes, Medical for health sciences classes, etc.
- Choose a database, such as Academic One File
- Click on Advanced
- Look for a check box that says: Peer Reviewed Journals.
- This way you will know that the database is limiting to peer-reviewed articles.
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