Finding Scholarly Articles

Strategies for finding scholarly or peer-reviewed articles.

Search strategies

Many search tools, including Omni, allow you to limit your results to peer-reviewed journal articles. For instructions, see:

Determining if something is scholarly

  • Know about the characteristics of scholarly or peer-reviewed articles. For help, see How do I know if my article is scholarly? 
  • Search for the journal the article is publiched in, using Ulrich's Global Serial Directory. Look for the peer-reviewed symbol in the list of results, or on the detailed record.
  • If Ulrich's does not list the journal, do a web search for the journal title to find a web site for the publisher. Example: Journal of Marketing Research states that it is peer reviewed. If peer review or refereed is not mentioned, check instructions for authors; for example, Human Factors describes their double-blind review option.