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Civil and Environmental Engineering

Background Resources in Civil & Environmental Engineering

Articles & Papers

Government Resources

Finding Articles When You Have A Citation

a)Use Google Scholar to search for the article title (be sure you have it set up to automatically allow you free access to GW’s subscription resources – here's how.   

b) Search the Gelman Library Discovery Tool using your article title.  Here's how

c)  Use Journal Search to search by Journal title.  Here's how.  

Peer Reviewed?

Image of two individuals debatingThere are two basic ways to find out if a journal contains articles that are peer reviewed:

   1)  Google the name of the journal to get to the publisher's webpage. 
        Look for a section on the page "about this journal". 
        If it is a peer-reviewed publication, it will proudly advertise itself as such.

   2)  There is also a library database that supplies this information.  It is called, "Ulrich's". 
                        It is listed on the library's webpage > click:  Subject Databases > A-Z Databases > "U" tab >
                        scroll down list to find "Ulrich's".

**Something to think about:  A journal can be peer-reviewed and still contain individual articles that are NOT peer-reviewed...for example, editorials and book reviews are pieces that are not peer-reviewed.

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