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War and Society

Library resource guide originally designed for the HIS 3308 War and Society: Oral History Lab.

What is Peer Review?

Learning to identify scholarly (often known as "peer-reviewed") and non-scholarly sources of information is an important skill to cultivate.  Many databases provide help with making this distinction; they will offer options when searching to identify peer-reviewed content.

Additionally, Ulrich's Directory of Publications is a database that can be searched to check to check the publication type (scholarly, refereed, magazine, etc).

For a 3 minute explanation of the Peer Review process, watch this video from NC State University Libraries:

 

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What is the difference between scholarly and popular materials? What about trade publications? On this page, we will review the differences between these types of publications and discuss the meaning of peer review.

identifying scholarly vs. popular sources