Understanding the peer-review process is a more advanced topic than understanding the basics of scholarly sources. If you are requiring your students to use peer-reviewed sources specifically, please consider:
Do your students already have a good understanding of scholarly sources?
What additional instruction, scaffolding, or support will you provide to help them understand the concept of peer-review?
How will you articulate to students your purpose for requiring peer-reviewed sources rather than the broader universe of scholarly sources (ex. a need to cite original research, disciplinary conventions, etc.)?
A librarian can help you with instruction on this topic. Please contact us at any time.
By: Amy G. Buhler, Ixchel M. Faniel, Brittany Brannon, Christopher Cyr, Tara Tobin Cataldo, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Joyce Kasman Valenza, Rachael Elrod, Randy A.Graff, Samuel R. Putnam, Erin M. Hood, and Kailey Langer (2020) Proceedings of the Association of College and Research Libraries pp. 654-667