Answered By: Sarah J. Hammill FIU
Last Updated: Aug 29, 2014     Views: 1025

Most of the library's research databases include articles from scholarly, peer-reviewed journals.

Learning to identify scholarly (often known as "peer-reviewed") and non-scholarly sources of information is an important skill to cultivate.  Many databases provide help with making this distinction; they will offer options when searching to identify peer-reviewed content. Each database interface will look a little different, but may include a way to limit your searches to peer-reviewed articles. 

Here are the steps for finding Peer Reviewed articles in the EDS Search:

  1. Go to the Library homepage and click the "Log in for Access" button. https://library.fiu.edu/
  2. Enter your username & password to access the databases when you're not on campus. https://login.ezproxy.fiu.edu/login
  3. Use the search box and enter your search terms.
  4. In the left-hand column under "Limit To", click "Peer Reviewed"

Here are the steps for finding Peer Reviewed articles in the library databases:

  1. Go to the Library homepage and click the "Log in for Access" button. https://library.fiu.edu/
  2. Enter your username & password to access the databases when you're not on campus. https://login.ezproxy.fiu.edu/login
  3. Now from the library homepage: Choose "Research: Start"
  4. You can choose databases on this page including ProQuest, Academic Search Complete, or Academic OneFile.
  5. Once you are in the database, choose "Advanced Search"
  6. There will be an option for Peer-Reviewed journals or publications; Click it and this will limit to peer-reviewed articles

Do you need to verify that a journal is peer-reviewed?

Additionally, Ulrich's Directory of Publications is a database that can be searched to verify the publication type (scholarly, refereed, magazine, etc).

Follow these steps:

  1. Start at the Library's homepage: library.fiu.edu
  2. Under "Find" on our homepage, click "A-Z List".
  3. Go to “U” in the A-Z list and select “Ulrich’s Web” from the list.
  4. Once you are in that resource you can do a search for your journal title and it will indicate whether your journal is peer-reviewed or not.

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