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Peer reviewed articles have undergone a process of evaluation by subject specific experts (peers) to ensure that information is accurate, high quality, and academically sound. Peer reviewed articles contain original research to be shared with researchers and other professionals.
Not all articles are peer reviewed. To find peer reviewed articles:
Primary literature includes documents written at the time of a study, and present the information or raw data resulting from original research conducted by the authors.
Article segments from:
Livshits, A., Rappaport, Z.H., Livshits, V., & Gepstein, R. (2002). Surgical treatment of painful spasticity after spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord, 40, 161-166.
Secondary sources are documents that analyze, interpret, discuss or evaluate existing research.
|Magazine Article||Journal Article|
|Topic||General or current interest||Detailed examination of professional interest|
||Professional, topical expert
|Purpose||To inform or entertain||To keep scholars current with new research|
|Audience||General public||Professional or special interest groups|
|Example||Maclean's||Nursing Science Quarterly|
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