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EDU 6550: Foundations and Current Issues in Education: Peer-Review

Starting point for research for new teachers

Selecting Sources

Selecting and evaluating sources is about credibility - the credibility of the authors of the sources and your own credibility.  Consider the quality of the source, whether the author is trustworthy on that topic, and what the source offers (does it offer facts? an opinion? a new idea?).  

Not sure which sources are best? View this Evaluating Sources for Credibility video.

Peer Review in 3 Minutes

How do I find Scholarly and Peer-Reviewed articles?

Searching the library's database is the best way for you to get access to the full-text of scholarly and peer-reviewed articles.  Most of the library's database allow you to limit your searches to receive only scholarly results.  This "limiter" is often found by clicking on "Advanced Search" or by using the "Refine Results" or "Limit Results" menu on a search results screen.

Advanced Search:

Screenshot of OneSearch Search Box with Advanced Search link highlighted

Screenshot of Advanced Search Screen Limit Your Results section with Scholarly Journals highlighted


Refine Results:

Screenshot of OneSearch Results page Refine Results area with Scholarly Journals highlighted