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English 2000: Style Code-The meanings behind how we fashion ourselves

Course Guide for June Pullman's English 2000 class

Identifying Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

What is a Peer-Reviewed Article?

A peer-reviewed article is one that is written by an expert in a specific field and has been evaluated by other experts in the field and found to meet certain standards for quality. Also known as scholarly, academic, or refereed articles, peer-reviewed articles are published in journals that are designed to be read by other experts in the field. As a result, the language is subject-specific. 

How Do I Know if the Article I've Found is Peer-Reviewed?
Peer-reviewed journal articles usually have the following elements:

  • Written by an expert in that subject area. Check the credentials of the author.
  • Contain a literature review to engage with previous research within the field.
  • Contain a list of references either in footnotes or a bibliography.

Scholarly Resources

The links below are for book searches within the catalog. 

Please note, not all of these books are electronic. Some are only available in print. 

To search only electronic books, select "Online Electronic Resources" under, "Type" on the left-hand side of the page. 

Print books are available for checkout at the LSU Libraries Access Services Desk, located in 241, second floor, LSU Library. 

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