Q. 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Be aware, however, that letters to the editor, editorials, and news items that can appear in peer-reviewed journals are not peer-reviewed.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.
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