For your Week 3 Discussion, you have been asked to find a peer-reviewed article from an international journal, and to consider the advantages and disadvantages of peer review. This guide will help you locate the resources you need to complete your post.
After reviewing this guide, you will be able to:
While peer review is an important part of scholarly research and publishing, there are other non-peer-reviewed sources of information that may be useful in certain situations.
Sources that are not peer reviewed may include:
Want more information about peer review, and how you can determine if an article is peer reviewed or not? Learn more with our Peer Review guide.
Would you like more information about evaluating resources? Find evaluation criteria and tips for the scholarly researcher on our Evaluating Resources guide.
What if you find an article mentioned elsewhere or from outside the Walden Library? Find out how you can verify if a journal is peer reviewed or not with information from our Verifying Peer Review guide.
A persistent link is a permanent URL to a specific journal or article within a database like ProQuest or EBSCO. Database vendors may have their own persistent link system or they may use the DOI link system and OpenURL.
A persistent link allows you to access a specific journal or article without having to search for it again. Persistent links for Walden Library databases will require your Walden user name and password.
Some other names you might see are:
Do not assume that the URL in the browser address bar is a permanent link. That URL may:
Every database is different in how they provide persistent links, and some do not. Below are examples from two of our main databases. If you have questions about other databases, please contact the Library.
In EBSCO databases follow these steps.
Follow these steps to find the persistent link in ProQuest databases
1. How easy was it to locate peer-reviewed articles in the database search you tried?
2. Try the same search, but uncheck the peer review limiter box. Looking through these results, how easy is it to determine if an article is peer reviewed or not? What differences do you notice in the search results?
3. Can you think of a situation where it might be better to use resources that are not peer reviewed?