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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find journal articles? How do I know if an article is peer-reviewed?

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Finding Articles

You can find journal articles by:

  1. Selecting a frequently-used database from the dropdown menu on the Library homepage
  2. Browse All Databases A-Z or Databases by Subject.
  3. If you know the title of the journal you need, click the Journals tab on the Library homepage to search by journal title.

If we don't have the full text of an article you need, request it through our interlibrary loan service, ILLiad. You will receive an email with a link to article. Articles usually arrive within 48 hours of request.

Can't find what you need? Ask a librarian for assistance.

Ensuring an Article Is Peer-Reviewed

Some databases allow you to limit your results to scholarly, or peer-reviewed, journals. For example, in EBSCO databases--such as Academic Search Complete, ERIC and Business Source Elite + Complete--you can limit your results by checking a box that reads "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals." 

If a database does not provide a mechanism for limiting your results to peer-reviewed journals, locate the article that you want to use. Then, search by journal title (not article title) in UlrichsWeb Global Serials Directory. This directory will tell you whether or not the journal uses a peer-review process.