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Education Leadership & Administration

A guide for GSEHD graduate students in the Education Leadership & Administration courses

Database Searching for Peer-Reviewed Articles

Articles from peer-reviewed journals are included in many library databases, including ERIC and Education Source.

You can limit your search results to articles from only peer-reviewed  journals as shown here:

image of database limiter for peer-reviewed articles

Question: How can I determine if an article is from a peer-reviewed journal?

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**Something to think about:  A journal can be peer-reviewed and still contain individual articles that are NOT peer-reviewed...for example, editorials and book reviews are pieces that are not peer-reviewed.

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