What is a peer-reviewed article?
A journal article that is peer-reviewed has been evaluated by the author’s peers, or experts in his or her academic field, for methodology, accuracy, objectivity, and overall unique contribution to research in the field. Another term for peer-reviewed is refereed.
Peer reviewed, scholarly, academic, refereed=quality sources for your paper!
How to find peer-reviewed articles in specific databases:
Click in the “Peer-reviewed” box on the search screen before starting your search.
2) EBSCOHost databases:
For the following databases accessed through EBSCOHost at the advanced search screen click in the
“Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals” or the “peer reviewed” box before starting your search.
3) Gale databases:
For the following databases accessed through Gale Cengage at the advanced search screen
click in the “to refereed publications” or the “peer-reviewed publications” box before starting your
4) The following databases contain only peer-reviewed, scholarly journals.
CQ Researcher Online (through Congressional Quarterly)
Literature Criticism Online (through Gale)
MedLine (through EBSCO)
Science Direct (through Elsevier)
5) The following databases clearly indicate academic journals as opposed to magazines and newspapers
when they present their search results by grouping them together all in one place:
6) The following databases DO NOT distinguish between magazines and scholarly journals; you must
look up the titles in the reference books listed below or ask a librarian:
If you have question as to whether a journal is peer-reviewed or not, you may consult either:
Magazines for Libraries (Ready Ref Z 6941 .M23 2012) OR
Ulrich’s International Periodicals Directory (Ref Z 6941 .U5 2007)
Ask for help at the Information Desk if you experience any problems.
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