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Tips for Finding Peer Reviewed Articles

Your best bets for finding peer reviewed articles, plus step by step tips to save you time and get the sources you need.

What is a Peer Reviewed Article?

Peer reviewed articles are found in academic or scholarly journals. They are written by scholars and experts, but there is an extra step before publication: Other equally qualified scholars and experts review each article for accuracy and significance before it can be published in a peer reviewed journal.

Because of this more rigorous process, a peer reviewed article is considered to have the most value, even more than other scholarly articles.

Watch this video for a quick overiew of peer reviewed articles and how to find them (2:50).

Example

Article

Extracted from Detecting bias in meta-analyses of distance education research: big pictures we can rely on. (must be on campus or have a COM ID to view the entire article).

All EBSCO Scholarly/Peer Reviwed Journals

Search all the EBSCOhost databases with scholarly and peer reviewed articles simultaneously or choose from the list. The default search is set to retrieve articles only from scholarly and peer reviewed publications and show your best limits and options for getting articles on your topic.

Proquest Research Library

Get peer reviewed articles in ProQuest Research Library.

Here's how:

  1. Perform a search on your topic. 
  2. Select the Peer Reviewed option directly under the search box, or in the Narrow results column.
  3. All your results will now be peer reviewed.