Skip to Main Content
Skip to main content

University Libraries

Search

More research tools:

Self-Service Help: Resource Market

Q. Refereed Source

Answer

"referee, v. 1. a. intransitive. To officiate or act as a referee. b. transitive. To preside over (a game, match, debate, etc.) as a referee; to act as a referee in. 2. transitive. To examine and evaluate (an academic paper, thesis, etc.), esp. for publication. " OED

Referred sources are also known as a peer-reviewed sources. The term “referee” refers to the fact that during the peer-review process, articles are reviewed by at least one expert in the field. The reviewer or “referee” is evaluating the research presented in the article. Articles that pass this process are published in the journal and considered peer-reviewed or refereed; those that don't pass are not published.

 

 

TO LEARN MORE:

Consider browsing this helpful handout: 

1. Is your source peer-reviewed?

2. Finding Sources

 

Ready to try the next phase? We can help you at any of the STEPS along the way!

 

Want to chat with someone who can help? Book a consultation today! 

 

This information is brought to you by the Grand Valley Knowledge Market

  • Last Updated Mar 13, 2020
  • Views 1
  • Answered By Francesca Golus

FAQ Actions

Was this helpful? 0   0