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Peer reviewed is defined by EBSCO Publishing as follows:
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Welcome to the Scholarly and Popular Journals guide!
In this guide, you'll find explanations on the differences between Scholarly and Popular Journals. Take a look through the examples, watch some videos introducing the topic, and check out the comparison chart if you're not sure if your resource is Scholarly...or Popular!
Not all articles you find in databases are scholarly. Some databases also contain book reviews and articles from popular magazines, such as National Geographic or Time.
Articles found in popular magazines are not peer reviewed, and therefore not scholarly. Make sure you check your assignment so you know if you can use articles from popular magazines or not.