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Nursing Guide

Guide and help center for nursing students and researchers at FIU.

PEER-REVIEWED: WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Peer-reviewed journals only publish articles that have been approved by a panel of experts/researchers/professionals in a field of study. Some professors/assignments will require that you only use peer-reviewed sources.

The video below, from North Carolina State University Libraries, explains peer review and what it means to you. In 3 minutes, this video will help you become familiar with the peer-review process and understand its significance to new knowledge production and scholarly research.

identifying scholarly vs. popular sources