Distinguishing between sources when you're searching in Search@UW or the databases can be trickier than when you're looking at a print or web version. Limiters can help, but here are some tips to help you determine the type of source you're viewing. Keep in mind the examples below do not reflect the variety of database interfaces available.
Is it a journal article?
What to look for:
Both an article and journal title
Volume and issue numbers
Long, usually 6+ pages
Labeled as peer-reviewed
Usually has a DOI number
When viewing in Search@UW:
When viewing in a database, such as Environment Complete:
In some databases, you can click on the journal's title to find out more about it:
If you're not sure what you're looking at, try a Google search for the source's name and read more about it: