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POS 207: American Government: Articles

Peer Reviewed Publications

Peer Reviewed = Scholarly = Refereed

  • Written by experts and are reviewed by several other experts in the field before the article is published in the journal in order to insure the article’s quality.
  • Usually scientifically valid, reaches reasonable conclusions, etc. 
  • In most cases the reviewers do not know who the author of the article is, so that the article succeeds or fails on its own merit, not the reputation of the expert.

 

 

Helpful hint!

Not all information in a peer-reviewed journal is actually refereed, or reviewed. For example, editorials, letters to the editor, book reviews, and other types of information don’t count as articles, and may not be accepted by your professor.

Helpful Databases

How to Find Articles

In order to find articles, first go to the LWLC homepage and select "Databases by Subject" in the blue box on the lower left hand portion of the page. Next, select the subject you're wanting to research such as "Law/Legal" (for Criminal Justice). Finally, a new page will open with a list of databases relevant to that topic. 

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