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Locating Peer Reviewed Articles

How do I locate a peer-reviewed article with the 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.  The Library OneSearch allows users to search what’s available to them through the Kresge Library-- it has an option to filter search results to only include scholarly and peer reviewed articles.

 

To use the scholarly and peer review filter, conduct a search with the 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 scholarly and peer review filter button.  Click it to turn it on.

Library OneSearch results with scholarly and peer review filter highlighted

 

The results page should refresh, and will only contain scholarly and peer reviewed articles.  Note that this might include scholarly articles that have not been peer reviewed, and users should verify that a source is peer reviewed before using it.

Library OneSearch results with Scholarly and Peer Review filter turned on


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.  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 search interface with Peer Reviewed Journal 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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