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Q. Are websites from the CDC and professional associations considered to be peer reviewed?

Answered By: Meg Miner
Last Updated: Aug 19, 2015     Views: 13

No. The CDC and professional organizations like the American Academy of Pediatrics do provide credible information but for the purposes of assignments in the School of Nursing, faculty are typically asking for journal articles when they ask for peer reviewed sources. All the distinction can be confusing, so a few years ago I prepared a one-page handout for Nursing 214 called "Recognizing Research" http://libguides.iwu.edu/ld.php?content_id=3645712.

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