The Prized Jewel (or preferred source) in Academic Settings is an article from a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal
In academic settings, scholarly, peer-reviewed articles published in reputable journals are held in high esteem. For your academic presentation, you should plan to use at least two sources from a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal. Ideally, you should have at least 1 scholarly, peer-reviewed journal for your Source Reviews.
How is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal different from other sources:
- caters to a specialized audience of experts in a field of study (i.e., historians, chemists, psychologists, elementary school teachers)
- offers original research and arguments on issues and concepts
- uses highly specialized language particular to a field of study
- acknowledges the important contributions from other scholars who have published work on this particular topic
- relies on academic citation system associated with a particular field of study