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What does peer reviewed mean?

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When an article is considered "peer reviewed or refereed,  that means that it has undergone the peer review process.


Peer review is a process in which an article is judged by an impartial panel of two or more experts in the field; these experts are called "peer reviewers." Peer reviewers primarily focus on ensuring that an article does not have any errors or biases, that the article's findings make a substantial contribution to its field, and that the article provides new information within its specified field.


In order to find scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles, it is most efficient to use the library's databases. Many of the Library’s databases allow you to apply a filter for peer-review articles so your results are all peer-reviewed. 


Visit this page titled “What is Peer-review” for further details on how to find and iidentity a pee-reviewed article.



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