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Research 911

Finding Peer-Reviewed Articles

In this short video, you will learn how to quickly find scholarly or peer-reviewed articles for your research paper.

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Research 911: Finding Peer-Reviewed Articles

Welcome to Research 911!

Did your professor tell you to find scholarly or peer-reviewed articles for your research paper? Are you unsure where to find those? You can use the Sacred Heart University Library’s QuickSearch to limit your searches to find only peer-reviewed articles.

Identifying these peer-reviewed articles from a Google search can be tough. The library’s databases are helpful because they offer a collection of scholarly materials that also include peer-reviewed sources.

From the library’s homepage, type in your keywords for the topic you are researching.
QuickSearch query

When you perform a search, you’ll notice the number of results at the top of the page. This currently represents all resources available to you, both peer-reviewed and not.
High number of results

On the left-hand side of your search results, you will see an option to limit by “Peer Reviewed.” Check the box so that all your search results are only from peer-reviewed, scholarly journals.
Peer Review option under Limit To section

You’ll notice that the number of results has decreased, as you’ve filtered out all the resources that are not peer-reviewed.
Reduced number of results

Remember, it is always a good idea to do multiple searches with similar keywords. Approach your topic from different angles to get the best results.

If you need more information, feel free to contact us at the library!

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