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My lecturer says I need to find peer-reviewed journal articles for my assignment – what does peer-reviewed mean?

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Many journals require articles they publish to be peer-reviewed. This means that the articles have been evaluated by ‘peers’  (or researchers of a similar standing to the authors).

If you are searching in Library Search, you can limit your search result to ‘articles from scholarly publications, including peer-review’ using the tick-box near the top of the ‘Refine Your Search’ options.

If you want to be certain that an article/journal you are looking at is peer-reviewed, you can also look up the journal title in Ulrichsweb and check that it is listed as ‘refereed‘ (another term for peer-reviewed).

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