Articles, in comparison to books, are shorter and usually discuss a more focused topic. Library databases provide access to scholarly articles and other resources that are often unavailable on the open web.
These interdisciplinary databases can be good starting points for your research.
Academic peer review is a process through which scholarly work is reviewed by experts in a field before a decision is made to publish the work. Most but not all scholarly sources are peer-reviewed.
Peer-reviewed articles are usually:
Note: The process described below reflects the review process for peer-reviewed articles published in academic journals. Some academic books (e.g., many published by university presses) are also peer reviewed and follow a similar process.
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