How do I know if an article is peer-reviewed?
The content of these articles will relate to research projects, methodology and theory. Library databases have a convenient feature to limit a search to only scholarly articles. Depending upon the database design, these may fall under any one of the following headings:
In addition to using these limit options, see if the articles fit most of the following categories:
- long with structured sections, abstract as well as results
- in-text citations shown appropriately
- contains a bibliography
- contains statistical data, and/or graphs and charts
- shows author affiliation and contact information
- no images or photographs, except when relevant to the study
- indicates the number of times the article has been cited (used) by other scholars
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