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English 220: Introduction to Writing about Literature (all sections)
Your ENGL 220 research assignments will require you to find peer-reviewed (sometimes referred to as "scholarly") sources.The following video from North Carolina State University Libraries explains what a peer-reviewed journal is.
Narrowing Your Search to Peer-Reviewed Journals
Many databases and search tools have a filter to narrow your results to peer-reviewed journal articles only.
Here's an example in Gale Literature:
**Note that JSTOR and Project Muse do not have such a filter option, because all of the journals and books in those databases are scholarly.**