Citations and Credible Sources MLA, APA, Chicago

Learn what makes a credible source and how to evaluate and cite information, including sources found on the Internet

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

 

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

What do they mean?

cred·i·ble

adjective \ˈkre-də-bəl\

: able to be believed : reasonable to trust or believe

: good enough to be effective

schol·ar·ly

adjective \-lē\

: concerned with or relating to formal study or research

: having the characteristics of a scholar

peer review

noun

: 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

Definitions from Merriam-Webster online dictionary

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

  1. Login to  Academic Search Premier

  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."