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PY 300: Child and Adolescent Development: Peer-Reviewed vs Popular

Peer-Reviewed vs Popular Resources

Use this reference sheet to quickly identify peer-reviewed resources from popular resources. 

Peer-Reviewed Resources   


Popular Resources


  • May be called: juried, refereed, scholarly, or academic   
  • Includes a reference list or works cited list
  • Longer articles on academic subjects
  • Written in academic language


   Adolescent Psychotherapy Bulletin

   Journal of Personality

  Child Development Quarterly


  • Magazines and newspapers
  • No reference list or works cited
  • Written in every-day language
  • Shorter articles on popular interest subjects


   Psychology Today

   News Week

   New York Times


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