How do I find peer-reviewed articles?


Peer-reviewed or refereed articles can be found in the Library’s databases.  In some of the databases, there is even a filter to restrict to peer-reviewed articles!  If you use any of the EBSCO databases (e.g., Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, Education Research Complete, etc.), you’ll see this:

Simply click on the Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) box and your results will be limited to articles that are from peer-reviewed journals!  Be aware, however, that letters to the editor, editorials, and news items that can appear in peer-reviewed journals are not peer-reviewed.

You may also consult this tutorial for further information on finding scholarly, peer-reviewed articles.  Ulrich’s Periodicals is another resource that you can use to determine if a journal is peer-reviewed.  Simply type in the name of the journal and look for the  icon.  This means that the journal is refereed or peer-reviewed.





  • Last Updated Aug 15, 2016
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