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Peer Review

Your professor wants you to use scholarly, peer-reviewed articles for an assignment...what does that mean? 

Peer review is a process for evaluating academic studies before they are published as articles by an academic journal. These articles typically communicate original research or analysis for other researchers. 

Running time: 2:52   


All About Peer Review (the video) was created by the CSUDH Library. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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For Instructors

All About Peer Review (interactive video) covers how to:

  • Describe the peer review process.
  • Identify pros and cons to the peer review process.

Adding this Video to Canvas

To add this video to Canvas, select the embed button below the video and paste the embed code into your course site.

Please note that while this interactive video has graded quizzes for the learner to get feedback, there is no way for the scores to be recorded. Those who complete the tutorial will receive a summary of their scores at the end and may take a screen capture of results. The individual quiz answers will not be recorded even if the learner his the Submit button. If you’d like to assign this tutorial to a class and have the scores recorded for a grade, please send an email with your request to

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