What does peer-reviewed mean in context to journal articles? Peer-review is a process that many scholarly journals undertake to evaluate the quality of the material being submitted. When an article is submitted to be published in a peer-reviewed journal, several impartial reviewers (who are experts in the subject matter) assess for accuracy, and the validity of the research methodology and procedure.
Electronic articles can be searched through our databases. There are some general databases and some subject specific databases. To access the databases, click on the database tab on the library homepage. You can then browse through them alphabetically, or browse by discipline (i.e., philosophy, history, mathematics, etc.)
If you find an article that is not accessible through our library, you can use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request it from another library.
Below you will find a list of databases that will be helpful for your assigned papers. It is not an exhaustive list, but it is a good place to start.
Boolean operators are words or symbols that are used in conjunction with words to refine searches.
Here are six helpful ones to use: