Answered By: LPC Librarian
Last Updated: Mar 12, 2020     Views: 173

In general, to find a peer-reviewed journal, open one of our periodical databases (journals are a type of periodical), perform a search, and then limit to "Peer Reviewed Journals" using the database's refinement tools. 

One of the best periodical databases to use for peer-reviewed journals (because it has materials on such a wide range of topics) is the database, Academic Search Ultimate.  Use the following steps to find a peer-reviewed journal article using Academic Search Ultimate:  

  1. Go to the library homepage, click on Databases in the library menu, and then open the database Academic Search Ultimate.   
  2. Perform a search for your topic or keywords (keep search very short and very specific; do not add extra words). 
  3. Once you have your list of results, look to the left at all of the refinement options. 
  4. Click the box for Scholarly (Peer-reviewed) Journals to view only those items in your results that are from peer-reviewed journals.

Here are a couple of video tutorials that might help:

Finding Articles - http://libraryguides.laspositascollege.edu/tutorials/findingarticles

Citing Journals Articles Using Noodletools - http://libraryguides.laspositascollege.edu/tutorials/citejournalarticles