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Evaluating Sources/CRAAP Test


How Do I Find Peer-reviewed Journals?

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1. Use Database facilities

Some databases have a facility to limit your search results to "peer-reviewed" or "refereed" journal.

 2. Use Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory

Refereed items are marked with an icon which is a representation of a 'referees shirt'.

Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory

3. Review the journal's homepage

A journal's homepage has the scope or aims of the journal, its editorial board or instructions to authors that may indicate whether articles are reviewed before they are printed.


PsycInfo (OVID) Video : The major database for Psychology literature that also has Education content. Learn about 'crafted' searches, the "Map terms to subject headings” function, how to use Boolean operators to combine search terms and using “limits” like date and 'Peer Reviewed' literature.

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) a major education database from ProQuest it provides citations and abstracts to educational-related literature.

Video Transcripts:
More Database Videos:

Library presentation: ECHO360 recording of a presentation demonstrating some essential library skills including database skills, managing results, using referencing software to create referencing lists.

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