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SOIL SCI 250: Introduction to Environmental Science (Fall 2020) : Reading & Evaluating Articles

Tips and Tutorials

This page of your course guide links to online guides and tutorials to assist you in becoming a critical consumer of information. Importantly, too, these selected resources speak to your task as a student, to process and to determine the usefulness of scholarly information (articles and more) to inform papers and projects. 

What is a Peer-Reviewed Article?

Tips & Strategies

Filtering search results by peer reviewed sources:

  • The library's "Articles" search as well as many of the databases-by-subject include this as a filter for your retrieval. Look for link or box to select.

Determining whether a journal engages in peer review:

  • Run Web search for journal or journal publisher's site; review "about" information or its instructions to authors.
  • Use Ulrich's Periodicals Directory; run a search for journal source and review descriptive information. Sources that engage in peer review will also have an icon that looks like a referee's jersey.
  • Ask a Librarian (we are happy to assist you)!