You may be asked to use peer reviewed journal articles (sometimes called refereed articles or scholarly articles) for your assignment.
Peer reviewed articles:
To search for peer reviewed articles, you can:
If you have found a useful article and you want to check if the journal it was published in is peer reviewed, you can:
The C-R-A-P Test can help you determine if a source you have found is reliable and relevant.
C-R-A-P stands for Currency, Reliability, Authority and Purpose.
When was the source created?
Are references or citations provided in the source?
Who is the creator or author?
Who is the audience?
You are expected to critically analyse the sources you use, rather than simply describe the ideas of others.
This involves identifying the strengths and limitations of the arguments and evidence within the sources you read, and developing your own thoughts about the content of texts.
You can start to evaluate ideas by asking yourself these questions as you read:
If you need to evaluate aspects of the built environment, you may need to adapt the questions you ask yourself as you look at images, buildings or sites.
Instead of 'author': think architect, designer, planner or builder.