Answered By: Victoria Ganguli
Last Updated: Feb 15, 2018     Views: 6728

Scholarly and Peer-Reviewed sources are very similar. 'Scholarly' means the article was written by an expert for an audience of other experts, researchers, and students. 'Peer-reviewed' means the article was reviewed and critiqued by the author's peers, who are experts in the same subject area. The vast majority of scholarly articles are also peer-reviewed, so the terms are used interchangeably.

When you search the MiraCosta Library Databases for a scholarly article, rest assured that if you select 'scholarly' you are getting 'peer-reviewed' articles, and vice versa. Remember that 'academic journals' are the same as 'scholarly journals' too.

Learn more about Scholarly vs. Popular sources.

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