Evaluate your information using the CRAAP test. Based on what you discover, go back, brainstorm, and do more research.
|Audience||General||Scholars, researchers or professionals. Academic or professional organizations usually publish journals.|
|Length & Focus||Shorter articles which cover a wide range of topics. Research and current trends are broadly summarized.||
Longer, in-depth articles that cover case studies and research reports and often include a list of references. Contain few photographs or advertisements.
Learn about the format of a scholarly article with Anatomy of a Scholarly Article
|Review Process||Reviewed by magazine editorial staff.||
Before some journal articles are published, they are reviewed by an editorial board, peer reviewed or refereed. This means the contents are evaluated by others in the field prior to being published.
Learn about the peer review process with the video, Peer Review in 3 Minutes.
US News & World Report
Journal of the American Medical Association