Peer-review is an evaluation process in which qualified individuals within specialized field of study reviews literature before it becomes published. This process helps keep standards held by the profession, improves the quality of work being published, and provides credibility & reliability to published work & authors publishing the work. The 5-minute video below describes and discusses the importance of peer-review and its process.
(NCSU video, 5 min.)
"When you are looking for information...
Turn to a librarian first,
And it will be the last place that you go to!"
Don't Fret if you Need Some Help
That is why the Hatfield Library has full time reference librarians specializing in the information needs for Atkinson's graduate students, as well as CLA's undergraduate students..
Gary Klein is an expert business researcher with hands on experience in many different aspects of researching industries, corporations, nonprofits and government agencies. He is also well versed in the Social Sciences with decades of experience in Economics, Education, Psychology; Civic Communication & Media (CCM), as well as in Politics, Policy Law & Ethics (PPLE). Gary is also the library's specialist if you are looking for Statistics of any kind.
His job is to help you get the information you need, into your hands.