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History 133 (Torres-Rouff)

(HIST 133) Life & Death in the Old West

Determine if a Journal Publication is Peer-Reviewed

Many databases include functionality that will allow you to narrow results to peer-reviewed journal articles.

Explanation of Peer Review

Scholarly Articles are usually Peer Reviewed

Scholarly Article Criterion

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Is the article scholarly?
  • written by experts for experts
  • 10-12+ pages long
  • uses scholarly or technical language
  • includes an abstract
  • graphs and tables
  • long list of references at the end

Scholarly Peer-reviewed
Popular NOT Peer-reviewed