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ENV 111: Natural Hazards in the PNW: Scholarly Sources

Definition

Scholarly sources are publications, such as journals and monographs (scholarly books), that are more technical and written for an expert audience. The writers have advanced degrees and are experts in their field. Their papers might describe their studies and findings, review the state of knowledge in a specific area, or present theories. An editor oversees the publication process uses peer review to ensure they are publishing the most scientifically sound papers. 

 

What is Peer Review?

Finding Journal Articles

Recognizing a Research Article

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