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Instructors may often ask you to find "quality" sources for your research projects. "Quality" is a very subjective term but often times, in the context of scholarly articles, this refers to finding research articles that have gone through peer-review (evaluation of the research and writing by other experts) before being published. The databases on the Find Sources tab of this guide will help you find peer-reviewed research articles.
The questions in the module to the right are all designed to get you thinking about the different aspects of "quality" articles. Take a moment to run through them for each article you are thinking of using.
Peer reviewed articles are research articles that have been evaluated and approved by other experts in the field before being accepted for publication in a journal. To identify peer reviewed and scholarly articles, consider these elements:
NOTE: In many databases, such as EBSCO, Gale, and ProQuest it is possible to limit to Peer Reviewed/Scholarly. See illustrations for this at: University of California - Riverside
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