What's an "academic" or "peer reviewed" article?
For a research essay assignment, an instructor might ask you to find an academic, scholarly, or peer-reviewed article. These terms are usually used interchangeably. Articles are pieces of research that are published in journals. Journals usually publish multiple issues each year, like magazines, so they hold very current information.
Before publication, peer-reviewed articles are examined by researchers in the field of interest, to make sure that the information is credible.
If your assignment asks for empirical research, you are looking for an article that has original findings. Usually, these articles will have headings such as: methods, results, and discussion.
Blog posts, newspaper articles, magazine articles, or association websites do not typically qualify as academic material and are usually not used for academic assignments, even though they may be otherwise credible sources.
Research articles are easily accessed through databases (websites) provided by the University of Manitoba Libraries. To find and access journal articles, type your topic into the search box on the Libraries' homepage, which searches many databases at the same time.
To find books & e-books:
1. Go to Libraries' homepage.
2. Search for a book or topic
*Advanced search functions are found below the search box, if you'd like to use them.
3. Find the item you want.
4. Online (e-books): click on the Get it @ UML button, and follow the link.
In Print: Use the call number and location to get the book.
How to read a citation:
Misri, S., Kostaras, X., Fox, D., & Kostaras, D. (2000). The impact of partner support in the treatment of postpartum depression. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, (45)6, 554‐558. Retrieved from EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete database.
|Authors||Misri, S., Kostaras, X., Fox, D., & Kostaras, D.|
|Article Title||The impact of partner support in the treatment of postpartum depression.|
|Journal Title||Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.|
|Volume #, Issue #||Volume 45, Issue 6|
|Database information||Retrieved from EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete|