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Peer-Review: What is It?: Finding Peer-Reviewed Articles in Library Databases

A guide to understanding peer-review and how to find peer-reviewed sources at the Marx Library

Using USA Databases to Find Peer-Reviewed Articles

In many of the databases provided by the USA Libraries, you can limit your search to find only articles from peer-reviewed journals.

Simply, type in your search words as usual, then select the peer-reviewed option, select article in Document Type drop down menu, and search.

It's that easy!

Example from EBSCO's Academic Search Complete

screenshot of Academic Search Complete search screen with Scholarly (Peer-Reviewed) checkbox checked and article selected in the document type menu

 

Example from Academic OneFile:

screenshot of Academic OneFile search screen with Peer-Reviewed Publications checkbox checked and document type article selected

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