Q. Where and how do I find peer-reviewed journals, because the ones I have seen are extremely hard to understand and I have no idea what they are saying?
A peer-reviewed journal is:
- A publication that publishes scholarly research in a specific discipline.
- The articles are written by experts in the field.
- The articles are then reviewed by other experts in the field before they can be published in the journal. (This is where the term peer-reviewed comes from).
It is true that peer-reviewed journal articles are more advanced reading material in the subject.
- They generally discuss specific research or describe an experiment.
- They are not general overviews of a topic.
- You may to want to watch this video of How to Read a Scholarly Article.
Here's where to find peer-reviewed articles:
- Start at the Online Resources page.
- Select the category that best suits your research. For example, Health Sciences.
- Once you have selected a category, you will see a list of databases.
- Select a database such as: Academic OneFile , OmniFile Full Text Select, or ProQuest.
- Look for a box to check that will limit your results to "peer-reviewed."
If you are having trouble finding peer-reviewed articles on your topic, contact your Campus Library/ARC.