Answered By: Elaine Holliday
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2015     Views: 25

You can limit your searches in the library's databases by checking a box to specify you only want peer reviewed articles returned in your search. The placement of this checkbox, however, depends on the database itself.

In databases powered by EBSCO, check the box underneath the database's search bar for "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals" located in "Limit your results." If you've already done a search, look to the column on the left of your search results. You can find the same box to specify peer reviewed articles under "Limit To."

If the database is powered by Gale, check the box next to "peer-reviewed publications" underneath the database's search bar. If you've already done a search, use the options to the left of your results. Specify "Academic Journals." Once this is selected, a box will become available that allows you to specify "only peer-reviewed" journals. If you have any questions about whether an article is peer-reviewed, or if need help navigating the databases, please contact a Reference Librarian at one of the three campus libraries.

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