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What does peer-reviewed mean?

When a scholarly article is submitted to a journal, it goes through a process called peer review.  The editor of the journal will send the article to two or more experts in the field.  They will carefully examine the article, including the research methods used and the conclusions the author draws, and they may return the article to the author for clarification and revision.  Many of the library's databases, including Primo, allow you to limit your search to peer-reviewed articles only.  

Google Scholar: Connect to Library

If you search using Google Scholar, be sure to change the settings to include full text materials from Simpson Library.


Recommended Databases

You can also search the individual databases that comprise the ProQuest SciTech Collection, but clicking the databases in the subsets listed in the next box.

Other Recommended Databases

Databases allow you to search thousands of articles from hundreds of journals simultaneously. These databases contain literature in Biological Sciences as well as related disciplines.

Subsets of SciTech Collection (Proquest)

The ProQuest SciTech collection provides access to a wide array of journals, electronic books, and other resources across a number of disciplines.  For a broader search, use the SciTech collection.  For a more focused search, try one of these subject specific subsets that comprise the SciTech Collection.