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How can I find journals that are peer reviewed?

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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.

6.     Ask a Librarian

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