Answered By: Rachel Schwedt
Last Updated: Apr 13, 2018     Views: 543

Using either the "Search Anything" option located on the Jerry Falwell Library home page or using a specific subject database could offer opportunities for finding peer-reviewed articles.

A. Search Anything:

  1. Change the "All" dropdown to "Articles".
  2. Type in keyword(s) and click "Go" to see results.
  3. On the left of the results page, look for a header that says "Refine Your Search."
  4. Under "Refine your search," click on "Limit to articles from scholarly publications, including peer-review" and "items with full text online."

B. Databases:

  1. Start on the main library homepage.  Under the Collections heading choose Databases.
  2. Depending on the database being used, there should be some option to limit the results to "scholarly (peer-reviewed) journals.  In some databases the option will be on the first search page. In others it may be on the results page or it may describe the concept with different words that mean the same thing.

For additional information about peer-reviewed articles, the JFL has created a short video tutorial.

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