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Scholarly vs. Peer Review
How are they similar?
- All are written by experts in their field
- All contain a Bibliography, a list of References or a Works Cited
- Often have the word journal in the title of the publication
How are they different?
- Not all scholarly journals are peer-reviewed or refereed
- Only peer-reviewed articles are evaluated by other experts (peers/referees) before publication (see diagram to the left)
- Evidence-based research is written in the scientific method (Method/Design, Data, Results,Conclusion, References)
- Ulrich's Periodical Directory (volume 4) at the Reference Desk will indicate peer-reviewed with a black arrow
Which ones contain evidence-based research articles?
- Peer-reviewed journals contain EBR articles
- EBR will have been conducted by the author(s)
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