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Social Care/Studies/Practice: Databases & E journals

Peer review

Articles in peer reviewed journals have been assessed before publication by subject experts. This means they are the 'gold' standard in academic articles. You will be expected to use peer reviewed journal articles in your assignments

What is an Academic Journal?


Journals can be called many things, serials, periodicals or magazines.  Journals are published at regular intervals under the same title. They contain articles relating to a specific subject area.  Academic journals are the most relevant for research purposes. Articles in academic journals are usually refereed (also called peer-reviewed). Academic articles are available through Databases such as EBSCO SocIndex and many more. Databases can be searched individually through the Collections/ Databases tab on the Library website or through Discovery@AIT on the Library Website main page 


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