Answered By: Dean Riley
Last Updated: Oct 27, 2015     Views: 33

The quick answer is to use the peer-reviewed check box on HBU OneSearch on the library's home page. Some of the databases have an option to limit searches to peer-reviewed or scholarly articles. Sometimes, they will have options for both or neither. If the database has the limiting option for this available, it will be displayed.

Remember, peer-reviewed articles are read by a select group of members or the journal's board. The group functions as an "admission committee" and decides to allow the article if it reflects quality research as well as writing and fits within the of the journal's scope. The group can accept, send back with revisions, or outright reject it.

"Peer-reviewed" is not to be confused with scholarly articles or journals. The content of those journals is "scholarly" and academic in nature, however, not all scholarly articles will be peer-reviewed.