Answered By: Paul Streby
Last Updated: Apr 02, 2018     Views: 993

Here are some basic ways to tell if a journal article is peer-reviewed:

1) Limit your search results to peer-reviewed content. Many databases we have provide this option, usually by checking a box. For example, with our Summon search, you can limit your results to "Scholarly materials, including peer-reviewed" either before you search (with Advanced Search) or after (with Simple Search).

2) Look up the journal in Journal Finder. Select the "Journal Titles" tab in the library homepage searchbox and look up the journal. If it's listed, it may have a peer-review icon. If it doesn't, double-check by clicking "Journal Details."

3) Check UlrichsWeb to see if the journal that published the article is peer-reviewed. Search for a journal by the name of the journal or its ISSN in Ulrichsweb, and look for the referee jersey logo:   Refereed jersey symbol

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