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Graduate Education

A research guide to help you find books, articles and other resources on topics in Education.

What are peer-reviewed or scholarly journals?

Scholarly or academic articles generally have the following characteristics:

  • written by scholars, researchers for an audience of fellow scholars and researchers
  • may contain footnotes or other notes
  • list many references
  • often contain original research
  • are usually lengthy

Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals

Some scholarly journals are peer-reviewed or refereed.  This means that the articles have been critiqued and evaluated by other researchers and experts in the field.

Peer Review in 3 Minutes