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CTLA01: Foundations in Academic Communication

Research Assignment

You must use a minimum of 4 sources; 2 of these must be peer-reviewed journal articles or
scholarly books; 2 may be good-quality websites.  You may use a journal article from your weekly CTLA01 readings as one of the two peer-reviewed journal articles.

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Is Your Journal Article Peer-Reviewed?

How do you know if an article is from a peer-reviewed journal? Some databases allow you to limit your search to peer-reviewed journals. For other databases, you need to look up the title of the journal in Ulrich's Directory.

1. Go to Ulrich's:  Click to open Ulrich's.


2. Type the JOURNAL TITLE (not the article title) into the search box, and click the green search button.

 search ulrichs for journal title

3. In the search results, look for a referee jersey icon to indicate that a journal is refereed. Refereed means the same as peer reviewed.

look for referee jersey icon in search results


4. The Journal of Infectious Diseases IS peer reviewed.

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