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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.

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).

EBSCO Academic Search Complete

Get peer reviewed articles in EBSCO Academic Search Complete. Here's how:

  1. Perform a search on your topic. 
  2. Select the Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals option under Limit To on the result list.
  3. All your results will now be peer reviewed.

Gale Academic OneFile

Get peer reviewed articles in Gale ‚ÄčAcademic OneFile. Here's how:

  1. Perform a search on your topic. 
  2. Under Filter Your Results, select Peer-Reviewed Journals.
  3. All your results will now be peer reviewed.

ProQuest Research Library

Get peer reviewed articles in 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.