How do I find scholarly or peer-reviewed articles?

What are “scholarly” or “peer-reviewed” articles?

  • Author is usually an expert in the field/discipline
  • Content has been critically evaluated by other experts
  • Information sources used by the author are cited (in-text citations, works cited/references)

How do I find “scholarly” or “peer-reviewed” articles?

  • Some of the library’s research databases include all scholarly material, such as JSTOR and Sage Journals Online. For these, all results will be scholarly.
  • Many of the other databases (e.g. EBSCOHost, ProQuest, etc.) have an option to limit your search to only scholarly/peer-reviewed articles. Scan the database’s search or results page for this limit option (highlighted in red below in Academic Search Premier):

For more information: Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals
Questions? Ask a Librarian


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