How can I find journals that are peer reviewed?
Here are a few ways to find peer-reviewed journals.
1. Search a general database such as Academic Search Premier or Academic OneFile and limit your results to scholarly or peer-reviewed journals by checking the box indicating Scholarly (Peer-reviewed) Journals.
2. Use a subject-specific database such as PsycINFO, MEDLINE, Sociological Abstracts, ABI/INFORM, Biological Abstracts, and others that index only one subject. These databases index primarily peer-reviewed journals.
3. Search a general, scholarly database such as Scopus or Web of Science for your topic. Journals indexed in one of these are almost are scholarly.
4. Search a multidisciplinary full-text journal collection such as JSTOR or Project Muse. Most of the journals in these collections are scholarly.
5. Familiarize yourself with the characteristics of peer-reviewed and scholarly journals. Use the links below to read/view these characteristics.