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What is Peer Review?
It is the quality control system for scholarship. It means that articles in a peer-reviewed journal must be scrutinized by experts before they are published. SYNONYMS = 'academic', 'juried', 'refereed', 'scholarly'.
How can you tell when something is peer-reviewed?
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2) Use a check box limit in your database search (when available).
3) Consult Ulrich's Periodicals Directory. (Search on the source title NOT the article title.) An icon of a referee's jersey will indicate that the journal is peer-reviewed.
Cites and excerpts reviews appearing in periodicals published in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. which cover English-language fiction and non-fiction. Children's books are included, but excluded are: textbooks, government publications, and technical books in law and the sciences.
Contains information about English-language standardized tests. Each record contains the full text of one or more reviews of the test which the record describes. The tests themselves are not accessible through the database. Access limited to 4 users at a time.
educational skills, leadership skills, business skills, vocational aptitude, personality, and psychology
Dates of Coverage:
1938 to present
whenever a new edition of the yearbook is released (not every year in spite of the name)
more than 7,000 reviews
more than 2,700 reviews of contemporary testing instruments
Provides complete full text for more than 40 U.S. and international newspapers and selective full text for more than 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television and radio news transcripts are included.
covers a variety of subjects relating to current events