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: 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.
A list of Cofrin Library databases that you can use to search for articles. For more, check out our list of library databases on our Search by Subject page.
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.