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English 252: Introduction to Literary Studies (all sections)

What is Scholarly Peer Review?

Your English 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 materials in those databases are academic.**