What is peer-review?
Content in peer-reviewed or refereed journals has undergone a process by which it is reviewed by experts in the discussed subject matter. The identifying information (such as author name and institutional affiliation) has often been removed during the review, resulting in an unbiased "blind" process.
Double Blind means the reviewer does not know who the author is, and the author does not know who has reviewed his or her paper.
How do you find peer-reviewed articles?
In many databases, such as ERIC, you can narrow to peer-reviewed or scholarly articles from the advanced search screen, or from the results list.
If you are looking for library resources, there are a few ways of going about it:
1. You have a topic and want to find a variety of resources (books, articles, news, videos) on that topic.
If this is the case, you should start in OneSearch.
2. You have a topic and are looking for research articles on that topic.
If this is the case, you could start in a database such as the following:
3. You have a specific citation (from your professor or another article) and are looking for that exact article.
Type in the name of the Journal (not the name of the article) into our Journal Search. Pay attention to the publication year of your article. Journals may be found electronically or on the shelf in the Kraemer Family Library. If we do not have the journal, you can order it through ILLiad, and the article will be delivered to your ILLiad account.
No UCCS holdings for your article?
Request that the article be delivered to you as a PDF by using ILLiad (Interlibrary Loan). This usually takes a few days - or less!
First time users must create an account. You will need to use your UCCS email address and student ID number.