COMM 1016: Information

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What is Peer review

Peer reviewed articles may also be called "scholarly" or "refereed."  The term peer review refers to an editorial process in which experts from a particular discipline scrutinize articles before they are published by a journal.  Watch the video below for a good overview of what these articles are, and why you should know about and use them.

Many thanks to our friends at NC State University for creating such a fantastic video!


Scholarly, Trade, and Popular Sources

Your instructors will often require that you use scholarly or academic sources for your research projects. But what is a scholarly source? How do you describe a source that isn't scholarly? See below for a comparison of three main source types: popular, trade, and scholarly.