Answered By: ic @westernsydney.edu.au
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2016     Views: 2362

 

There are a number of ways to access online scholarly journal articles from the Library website.

 

The most direct way is to enter your search terms into the library search box, select the ‘Journals & more…’ button above then click on the search button.

A results list will display with options on the left hand side of the screen to further refine your search. Under ‘Show Only’ select ‘Peer-reviewed & Scholarly Articles’.

The databases detailed below allow you to restrict your search by type of source, such as scholarly publications (also known as peer reviewed or refereed). These databases can be accessed through the Library via Resources >  e-resources > databases by title from the Library homepage.

 

ProQuest Central

 

Academic OneFile

 

SAGE Premier Collection

 

For some databases this option may not be available so you will need to investigate further from the search screen.  In most cases you can limit your search results to peered reviewed/refereed/ scholarly journal articles by use of a check box.

 

Another option is to use databases that only contain scholarly sources. See the collection of databases below:

 

Wiley Interscience

 

Project Muse

 

SpringerLink 

 

Science Direct

 

To confirm if a journal is peer reviewed check the publication details that are listed in the information about the article. If the peer review status is not listed you can check by searching the name of the journal in the database called Ulrichsweb: Global Serials Directory.

 

Symbols will appear to the left. The black and white symbol indicates if a journal is peer reviewed.

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