Answered By: Gannett-Tripp Library
Last Updated: Jan 24, 2018     Views: 13

Our library's databases contain articles from a range of sources, including academic journals, newspapers, and popular magazines.  Articles in newspapers and magazines are not peer-reviewed.  Most of the articles in our online library's academic journals are peer-reviewed, although not all.  To be sure you're getting peer-reviewed articles, limit your search or your search results to "Peer reviewed."

To check a journal's status in Library Search:

  • In your results list, click on the title of the article you're interested in, then look for "Source", which is the title of the journal. 
  • Click on the blue text (the title), which takes you to a new page with information about the journal. 
  • Look at the end of the "Publication Details" -- it should say whether the journal is peer-reviewed or not.  If it doesn't say, please contact the Library Services Desk for assistance.