chat loading...
Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

ESL 151 - READING AND COMPOSITION V - McGrath

Peer-reviewed, scholarly sources

Scholarly journals are published by scholars--people who have the highest college degree in their field--for other scholars to read. Before the article is published, it undergoes a process of peer-review, during which *other* scholar specialists (the author's peers) review the article and make suggestions for improvement. It's a strenuous process, so when something is published in a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, it is considered by college professors to be extremely reliable. Watch this short video that describes the peer-review process.

Here are some clues/characteristics of peer-reviewed articles...

  • They are very long in page number, often 5-40 pages
  • They have a long list of citations or references at the end of the paper.
  • They only include charts or graphs--no colorful advertisements or photographs.
  • They have a DOI number (digital object identifier) assigned to them
  • They have section headings like...
    • Introduction [Strategic reading tip: Read this section to start!]
    • Methodology
    • Results
    • Discussion
    • Conclusion  [Strategic reading tip: Read this section to start!]

Where to find peer-reviewed articles?

Use one of the following databases...

- Academic Search Complete

- EBSCOhost

- ProQuest

On the Advanced Search screen, put a check in the box that says "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals" or "Peer reviewed," like this...

 

Glendale Community College | 1500 North Verdugo Road, Glendale, California 91208 | Tel: 818.240.1000 | 
GCC Home  © 2021 - Glendale Community College. All Rights Reserved. | POLICE 

chat loading...
chat loading...