Q. Peer reviewed resources

Good Afternoon I am doing come online research for my research paper. The articles need peer reviewed. Do I assume anything accessed through the library is peer reviewed, or how would I know that I am accessing a credible/peer reviewed resource.

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Hello Jerry

You cannot assume that everything is peer-reviewed when you do a search. When you go to Ebscohost you have to check the scholarly box to get peer-reviewed articles; and it is a choice that you must make. So here is what you must do: When you do your search and enter it into the search box, before you press return, look below the searchbox where you will see various limiters. Find the two checkboxes that say "Scholarly" and "full-text" and check them, then process your search. Only then you will get full-text scholarly or peer-reviewed articles when you complete your search.

Unfortunately this peer-review article selection is different for different databases if you choose to use ones outside of the Ebscohost suite, so if you do use those please email me and I will guide you as to how to get the best scholarly resources from them. 

  • Last Updated Sep 25, 2014
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