how do I know if a book/article is peer-reviewed?
November 4, 2007 12:54 PM Subscribe
college-essayfilter: how can I tell if a book or journal article has been peer-reviewed?
posted by emmatwofour to Education (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
1) Are there any kind of general guidelines that let you know whether a book or journal is peer-reviewed?
ex: Can I assume that things from a university press are peer-reviewed? Can I assume the Encylopedia Brittanica is peer-reviewed? (I ask that one because my professor-- who is, I believe, insane-- said that that was the only peer-reviewed encyclopedia.) How can I find out if journals are peer-reviewed? Would it say so on their website?
2) Is the 'Economist' peer-reviewed? (Yea I'm pretty sure it isn't but-- *please say yes! please say yes!*)
3) Know any peer-reviewed books or journals that might have information about the growth of the internet in Africa? *bonus points for extremely current books/journals*