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Peer Reviewed Sources: Locating Peer-Reviewed Articles

How do I locate a peer-reviewed article with Library OneSearch? How do I locate a peer-reviewed article in a specific database?


If you’re looking for a peer-reviewed article, there are some tools available to assist with your search.  Library OneSearch allows users to search what’s available to them through the Kresge Library -- and it has an option to filter search results to only include scholarly and peer reviewed articles.


Library OneSearch:

Go to the library’s home page-- enter your keywords in the Library OneSearch box and click Search.

Library homepage with Library OneSearch box highlighted.


When your search results page comes up, look up in the upper left corner to find the peer-review journals filter.  Click it to turn it on.

Screenshot of Library OneSearch results list with peer-reviewed journals filter highlighted.


The results page should refresh, and will contain only peer reviewed articles.

Screenshot of Library OneSearch results list with peer-reviewed indicators on each result highlighted.



If you are working within a specific database, you may also have tools available to help you narrow your search -- some databases have similar filters. To access these options, use the Advanced Search within your database of choice.

Most EbscoHost databases have an option to click underneath the search bar:

Ebscohost interface with Scholarly and Peer Review filter highlighted.

Many Gale databases have a similar filter:

Gale interface with Peer Review filter highlighted.

Some of the ProQuest databases OU subscribe to have one as well:

ProQuest search interface with peer review filter highlighted.


If you’re still not sure, you can always use the Ulrich’s Serials Directory to check-- use the search bar to look for the name of the journal your article is in.  If the referee jersey icon appears next to the name of the journal on the results page, the journal is peer reviewed.

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