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English 226: Non-Western World Literature

English 226 Research Guide

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What is Peer Review?

Peer-reviewed (also called Scholarly) sources are those that have been through a refereed process prior to publication. Before an article can be published by a scholarly journal, it must go through this process to verify accuracy and to assess the validity of research methodology. While the process services as a "quality control," it is also building an archive of knowledge within a field. Scholars are always reading and responding to other scholars' research, revising their own questions and strengthening their own research with others' writing. 


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