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Is it a Refereed Article?

Refereed, scholarly, and peer-reviewed are often used interchangeably to mean credible sources rigorously reviewed before publication. These short videos will help you determine (1) whether the publication itself is scholarly; and (2) the type of scholarly article in that publication.