What are scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles?
Scholarly or peer-reviewed articles are written by scholars and experts who have studied the field about which they are writing for. Watch the following video from the North Carolina State University Libraries to learn more about the peer review process:
How do I find scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles?
EBSCOhost and ProQuest, two of the library's more popular database vendors, provide simple ways for limiting a search to scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles. Here are directions for each:
First, perform a search on your topic. One following page with the search results, there are various options to refine a search using the limiters on the left side of the page. Select the option Scholarly (Peer-Reviewed) Journals.
Before performing a search on a topic you can refine your results by selecting the Peer Reviewed option under the search boxes.