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Finding Peer Reviewed Articles: Home

This guide will walk you through how to find peer reviewed articles.

What is "Peer Review"?

Peer reviewed or scholarly articles are papers that describe original research studies that have been reviewed by experts before they are accepted for publication.  Watch the video to learn about scholarly articles and the peer review process.

Finding Peer Reviewed Articles

Choose a Relevant Database

1. Begin by selecting a database from the library databases.

2. You can search databases by title, in the top right corner next to the search bar, or subject.

Search by title see above info, select a letter. Databases by subject underneath popular databases


Begin Your Search

1. Enter the keywords for your topic in the multiple search bars on the database homepage. Then click search!

Academic Search Ultimate, Keywords "gender roles AND workplace equality"


Limit to Peer Review

1. Locate the "Refine Results" section, usually on the left side of the results page.

Academic Search Ultimate, result list. See above info

2. Under "Limit To", check the box next to "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals".

3. Your search should automatically update.

Academic Search Ultimate result list, left hand side, "Limit to" underneath Current Search, 3rd option is pear reviewed journalsJournals


Verify Peer Review Status

1. Click on the title of an article that looks interesting to you.

Article example

2. Use the article record to find where the article was published, usually labeled "Source".

3. Click on the publication name.

Article example. Under the title, find source.

4. Find the peer reviewed status of the publication.

Article example. Under the title find "Peer reviewed" section. It will say yes or no if it is or isn't