Answered By: Kathleen Anderson
Last Updated: Jul 25, 2017     Views: 39

Scholarly articles are published in subject-specific journals. The articles in these journals are geared toward scholars and experts in their field. They undergo reviewing by other scholars in the field, known as the peer-review process.

To find out if a journal is scholarly/peer-reviewed, you can go to this database UlrichsWeb. Note that a peer-reviewed journal may include editorials or short news items that do not go through the full review process, but if the article is a full research piece, it can be considered "peer-reviewed."

One of the easiest ways to find scholarly peer-reviewed articles is to use OneSearch on the library home page (www.library.unr.edu). After OneSearch displays your search results, you can narrow them to "Scholarly & Peer-Review" publications using the filter on the left sidebar.

Below are 2 examples:

childhood obesity: http://tinyurl.com/kdg664p

childhood obesity, narrowed to scholarly and peer-reviewed publications: http://tinyurl.com/pqevk5y 

If you need more help, you can also check out our Quick How To Guide Are these sources good for my research?

 

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