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Includes current newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and community publications of the ethnic, minority, and native presses. Includes scholarly journals on ethnicities and ethnic studies. Provides full text in English and Spanish.
Indexes citations to journal articles, dissertations, and books about world literature, literary criticism, language, linguistics, and folklore from 1921 to the present. Some additional content may be freely available during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Indexes citations to articles from scholarly social science and humanities journals from 1907 to 1984. Some additional content may be freely available during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Finding peer reviewed articles
Finding Peer Reviewed Articles
A peer reviewed article is reviewed by experts or scholars in the field who judge the article for quality and new contributions of knowledge to the discipline. The best place to search for peer reviewed articles is in the PSU Library catalog or Databases & Articles.
Limit Your Search to Peer Reviewed Sources
Look for a checkbox that limits the search to peer reviewed journals or articles. This image shows where to limit a search to peer reviewed journals in the PSU Library catalog.
You can also limit a search to peer reviewed journals using a subject-specific database. This image shows how to limit search results in MLA International Bibliography, a key database for English literature.
Find Out More About the Journal
Search for the journal title in Ulrichs International Periodicals Directory. If you see this referee icon then the journal is peer reviewed, and you can select the journal title for more information. Also, search for the journal website, then look for an editorial policy page that will tell you if the journal is peer reviewed.
Watch this video, Is it Peer Reviewed?, to learn how to determine if an article is from a peer reviewed journal.