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Is there any way to look up if a journal is peer-reviewed? Is there a way to tell?

Last Updated: Sep 11, 2012  |  10 Views
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Many of the databases contain a check box for peer reviewed articles.  You may also go to Databases A-Z and do a journal search in Ulrich's Periodical Directory.  It will indicate if the journal is refereed.  The term refereed is often used interchangeably with peer reviewed.

More information is on our How To Find Peer-Reviewed Articles page.

You might also want to check out this guide to learn how to recognize the characteristics of a scholarly journal article:
Anatomy of a Scholarly Journal Article (courtesy of North Carolina State University Libraries). Click on the different colored sections to get an explanation of the content.

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