Answered By: ic @westernsydney.edu.au
Last Updated: Dec 13, 2017     Views: 2945

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 'Journals & more…' then click on the 'Search' button.

A results list will display. Under ‘Refine my results’ on the left hand side, choose 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 e-resources page using the A-Z list under 'Databases by Title'. 

ProQuest Central

Academic OneFile

SAGE Journals

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 Online Library

Project Muse

Springer Link

ScienceDirect

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 Ulrichsweb: Global Serials Directory.

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

 

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