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Finding peer-reviewed articles

Finding peer-reviewed articles in article databases

Most databases allow you to limit the search to peer-reviewed journals.

Just select "peer review" before conducting the search. For example in EBSCO databases:

View of limiter "peer review" on CSA interface

In ProQuest databases:

Proquest search box


You should always double-check whether an article is peer-reviewed by considering its characteristics, especially:

  • the authors' identity (academic or not)
  • the presence of a significant bibliography
  • the language and audience targeted

In some databases, users may need to conduct a search first and then are given the option of limiting to peer-reviewed journals on the results page.

Created on 11/30/09 by Dominique Daniel / Last updated on 3/7/18 by Dominique Daniel
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