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Using research that has been evaluated by other experts in the field (peer reviewed or refereed) is an efficient way of finding research of value. Some ways to identify if the research is peer-reviewed:
Other ways to identify scholarly articles:
The University of Arizona Library has a web page and tutorial on identifying the differences between popular and scholarly articles at https://new.library.arizona.edu/tutorials/popular-scholarly/#/
Checking to see if a journal is peer reviewed just got a LOT easier! Look up the title in UlrichsWeb online.
Not everything you find will be of high quality or appropriate to your topic. You need to carefully evaluate your sources before incorporating them into your research. Ask yourself some questions:
Other things that may be important:
Your citations need to be in APA (American Psychological Association) format. You can find help with this on this page from the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL), APA Formatting and Style Guide
Check the databases where you found your citations for help with formatting them; most databases provide this shortcut now (even the statistics databases--and yes, you will need to cite your statistics just as you do books and articles.
Understanding academic integrity is an important part of your academic career. You'll find information about academic integrity, plagiarism and the SafeAssign plagiarism prevention tool on this web site.
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