Remember in addition to direct quotes you also have to cite your sources for:

  • ideas (unless they're your own)
  • summaries
  • paraphrases
  • facts that aren't "common knowledge"

If necessary, check correct citing for class discussions and personal communication like interviews and email.

Don't take shortcuts--when in doubt, cite!

Peer Reviewed Journals

Peer review is an editing process in which a scholar's work is reviewed by experts in a field before being accepted for publication.   

More credence is given to journal articles that have gone through a peer review process, ensuring accuracy of content.. 


  •    ALL peer reviewed journals are scholarly journals.
  •    Not all scholarly journals are peer reviewed.
  •    Most databases (journal indexes) allow user to select "peer reviewed" as a limiter.
  •    Use Ulrich's Global Serials Directory to determine if a journal is peer reviewed.

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