Answered By: Jon Sleeper
Last Updated: Feb 13, 2018     Views: 62

Typically this means your instructor wants articles that are peer reviewed. What is peer review?  Articles like these have been vetted by other researchers in the field to make sure that the article does not contain errors and contributes to the body of knowledge in the field.

The Library subscribes to many online journal databases to provide these articles.  Most of our databases have a check box that will limit search results to these materials only.

To learn more about professional references, review this short video Scholarly vs. Popular Articles