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This is a guide created for the PSB2000 course on finding scholarly information and evaluating peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed articles.

Types of Articles

"Sources: Scholarly vs. Popular" infographic

Scholarly vs Popular Sources [png file]. (2019). Retrieved from

Florida State University Libraries offers access to thousands of reputable academic and peer-reviewed journals to help you bolster your research.

What is peer-review?

Not all academic journals are created equal; only some require their articles to face the peer-review process before publication. The peer-review process has experts in a field anonymously vet and edit articles submitted to journals for publication. If you're looking for exclusively peer-reviewed articles, be sure to check-off the limiter when you're performing your search!

Below are some trade magazines and popular magazines that publish scientific information.

Trade Articles Sites for Science

Popular Magazines for Science

Did you know FSU Libraries also has access to hundreds of newspapers from around the world? 

For more information on using newspapers in your research, check out our Newspaper Research Guide.


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