Answered By: Desk Librarian
Last Updated: Jul 09, 2015     Views: 10

Hi Joy,

If you are looking for peer-reviewed articles and scholarly journals, you can search our database on the library's home page through One Search (the default). You may search by subject, author, person/place etc. You may also narrow your searches 2 ways: You can look under the "find information" tab and click "find resources by subject"...This will give you the option to go to different Library Guides that will suggest to you the best resources for what you are looking for.

As far as peer review: there are a few ways you may narrow your search in order to ensure that the articles are indeed peer reviewed (scholarly). In most of the databases you use, you will see a limiter (or checkbox) that will say "peer reviewed." This should limit to just peer-reviewed sources, but you might want to use your better judgement just in case by considering where this source came from--for instance something like The Institute of Cancer Research would be a reliable source.

If you are on the homepage, you can limit before you search to "scholarly articles" directly under the search box and it will bring up mostly academic journals--which are usually peer reviewed.

Let us know if you have any other questions regarding peer review...

Stacey

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