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EDU 532: Library Research Guide: 3. Peer-reviewed articles


1. Watch the videos below.

2. Try a few demonstration searches.

3. Complete the activity worksheet for Module 3.

How to spot a scholarly article

Clue #1: Length of the article. Scholarly articles are generally longer than two pages.

Clue #2: Length and language level of the words in the title and the article. Scholarly articles use specialized vocabulary, typically containing longer words and more complex sentences. As well, they may include statistical or numeric data, charts, tables or graphs.

Clue #3: Includes an abstract. Scholarly articles often include an abstract.

Clue #4: Includes a list of works cited. Scholarly articles always cite their sources and typically have a reference list of some sort, named "References," "Works Cited," or "Bibliography."



Activity worksheets for Modules 1-5

Download the Word document. It contains worksheets for each of the five modules in this LibGuide.

Complete the activities for this module and save the document.

Name it this way:

You will re-open and re-save the same document as you complete the activities in each of the five modules.

Submit the single completed Word document (containing your answers to all five worksheets) to the Online Library Exercises assignment folder.

Bring copies of your completed worksheets with you to the virtual class meeting. You will need your results to contribute to the group discussion and activities we have planned.

The peer review process

What is peer review?

APA 7: The Basics