Answered By: Kendra Harrell
Last Updated: Apr 30, 2020     Views: 34

Yes! You can search for peer reviewed articles.

  1. When you search in WorldCat Discovery, check off the “peer reviewed” box on the left side of the results screen.

Screenshot showing check next to Peer Reviewed

  1. When you search in an EBSCOhost database, check off the “Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals" box on the left side of the results screen. Any articles you still have in your results list will be peer reviewed.

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Almost all our databases have a way to limit articles by "peer reviewed" option.  For more help with basic database searching, see our Database Searching Basics webinar

 

If you already have an article and want to check to see if it's peer reviewed:

 

Search in Ulrich’s Web for the journal title to see if the article is “refereed” (another term for “peer reviewed”). Make sure to search for the journal title, not the article title.
 

MLA Citation Example
Ostoich, Marco, et al. “Contamination of Groundwater: Obligations of Non-Responsible Parties.” 
     
Environmental Forensics, vol. 20, no. 4, 2019, pp. 316–338., doi:10.1080/15275922.2019.1657522. 

 

A search for Environmental Forensics In Ulrich's Web brings the following results.

Screenshot showing referee icons

Note: the black and white striped icons indicate a journal is peer reviewed. Any titles without the icon are not peer reviewed.

For more help with basic database searching, see our Database Searching Basics webinar or our Introduction to WorldCat Discovery Webinar.