What is peer review? Journals typically have other experts in the field review articles prior to publication. In a blind peer-review, 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.
These are some suggested databases that will be helpful for your project. To see all of the library's databases, go to http://www.lib.montana.edu/resources/.
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.
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