Answered By: Susanna Eng-Ziskin
Last Updated: Jun 12, 2018     Views: 989

If you're using OneSearch, use the gray left column to filter your results to Peer Reviewed Articles only.  Under Show Only, choose Peer-reviewed Journals, and under Resource Type, choose Articles.

If you found your article elsewhere, you can use Ulrichsweb to determine if a journal (where the article is published) is peer reviewed: http://library.calstate.edu/northridge/databases/proxy/209

(Other words for peer reviewed are scholarly, academic, or refereed)

In general, try to remember the following about scholarly journals:

  • Authors are authorities in their fields.
  • Authors cite their sources in endnotes, footnotes, or bibliographies.
  • Individual issues have little or no advertising.
  • Articles must go through a peer-review or refereed process.
  • Articles are usually reports on scholarly research.
  • Illustrations usually take the form of charts and graphs.
  • Articles use jargon of the discipline.

(http://library.csun.edu/Guides/ResearchStrategies/FindingArticles)

Watch this video to see how to use Ulrichsweb:

 

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