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CMST 60 - Public Speaking

Resources to support CMST 60, an introduction to the process of human communication with emphasis on public speaking.

What is a peer reviewed journal?

Scholarly and Popular Sources: Brief video from Carnegie Vincent Library

Peer Review in Three Minutes: Brief video from North Carolina State University


How to limit to peer reviewed articles in the library databases:

Is the article from a popular, peer reviewed, or trade publication?

What do they mean?


Credible: able to be believed. Reasonable to trust or believe.

Scholarly: concerned with or relating to formal study or research.  Scholarly articles are published in academic journals. They are written by experts in the field for others studying in the field as the audience.

Peer review: a process by which a scholarly work (such as a paper or a research proposal) is checked by a group of experts in the same field to make sure it meets the necessary standards before it is published or accepted


Limiting an Academic Search Premier results and other EBSCO databases to peer reviewed

  1. Login to  Academic Search Complete

  2. Select  choose databasesto search multiple online databases
  3. Try a broad search first such as: pactice search

  4. Scroll to Limit your results

  • Confirm that full text is selected

  • Confirm that "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals" is selected

  • Limit the date, if desired, to more current articles


5. Select an article that interests you. For example:

Article example

  1. Click on the journal title to get more information.

  2. When you are on this page, also take note that the Peer Reviewed field states "yes," and if you continue to scroll down you can see that the Publication Type is "Journal Articles; Reports - Research." Other credible publication types include "Academic Journal."