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AR481 - Modern Architecture: Locating Scholary Articles

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You may also want to search using our Discovery tool. It searches almost all of our databases simultaneously. When searching Discovery limit your results to "Scholarly/Peer-Reviewed."

Interlibrary Loan

Remember, you can use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request items (books and/or articles) that we do not have in our collection.

Video - Is it peer-reviewed/refereed?

What is Peer-review? Peer review is a well-accepted indicator that a source is scholarly and reliable. Before publication, peer-reviewed journals require that papers/articles be reviewed by experts in the same field. After reading and reviewing the material for accuracy and objectivity, the reviewers will recommend publication, revision, or rejection. A peer-reviewed article is often called a “refereed” article. Peer-reviewed articles are published in peer-reviewed/refereed journals.

To determine whether a given article is from a peer-reviewed source, try searching Ulrich’s directory of periodicals. It contains many, but not all, peer-reviewed journals. If unsuccessful, find the website of the journal itself and look for its author, submission, and/or editorial guidelines.