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Nursing - Research Guide

Scholarly vs. Peer Reviewed

Scholarly Articles:

  • Written by credentialed experts
  • Use complex language and terminology
  • May have charts, graphs or tables
  • Begin with an abstract that gives a summary of the article
  • Always cite sources
  • Have a bibliography at the end

Peer Reviewed or Refereed Articles:

  • Scholarly articles that have been reviewed by a panel of respected experts in the field and deemed to be of high quality

Peer Review in 3 Minutes