What is a Peer-Reviewed Article?
Characteristics of peer-reviewed articles:
- Based on original research.
- Written by an expert: professor, researcher, scholar, scientist.
- Length: usually at least 5 pages. Sometimes upwards of 20 pages.
- Always cites sources. Look for a list of sources at the end of the article, or footnotes at the bottom of each page.
- Scholarly journal articles are often called: peer-reviewed, academic, refereed.
- NOT a magazine article or newspaper article.
Library Tip: Find-It Button
Library Tip: When searching in a database, if you do not see a link to the copy of an article, click on the Find-It button. This will search our resources to locate an online copy.
If no online copy is available, you will be directed to our interlibrary loan page where you can place a request for the article.
Google Scholar Search
Google Scholar is a subset of Google that contains citations to articles, books, and other academic sources. Many of citations will have a Find-It @ UW-Green Bay link that will direct you to Cofrin Library online content. If you have questions about accessing materials through Google Scholar, let us know.