What is peer review? Journals typically have other experts in the field review articles prior to publication. In a blind peer-review, the reviewers know the author's name. In a double-blind peer-review, neither the author(s) nor the reviewers know the identities of the others. To find the level of peer-review of a particular journal, one usually needs to refer to the editorial statement of that journal.
To find peer-reviewed or referred journal articles, use limits in the databases, check the journal list in our Journals by Title list, or use the Ulrich's Web database to verify if a journal is peer-reviewed.
Finding full text
The full text of many articles is available through our databases. If it is not, here are your other options for getting the full text.
Use the link within a database. If the article is in a journal to which we subscribe, you will either get linked right to that article (electronic access) or be linked into the library catalog to get a call number so you can find the journal in the library (print access). If we don't subscribe to the journal, you will find a link to get in to Request It! - make a request and we will get a copy from another library for you.
If you have a citation for which you are trying to find full text, use the Journals by Title link to look for the journal by title. The JournaList is a list of all our periodicals holdings, both electronic and print. If we subscribe, the JournaList is a quick way to find that out. Again, if we do have the journal, you will be linked to electronic access or to the catalog to get a call number. The Journals & Magazines link can be found under FIND on the library's home page.
If the library does not subscribe to a journal, you can request your article through Request It! and we will get a copy for you from another library. You can log in directly to Request It! using the same username and password you use for D2L (Banner number or Net/ID and associated password). Again, you can also get to Request It! under REQUEST on the library's home page. You can also request that a print article or book chapter be scanned for you or you can ask that a book be held for you at the circulation desk for pick up.