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Tips for using the Library Search interface at the University of Victoria Libraries.

Limit to Peer-Reviewed Articles

"Peer-reviewed Articles" is one of the filter options in LibrarySearch. Selecting this filter limits your search results to articles published in scholarly journals that use a peer-review editorial process.

To begin, enter your search phrase into the search box on the library home page:

To limit your results to journals article, select the "Journal Articles" filter underneath the Content Type heading. Click "Apply Filters" to see your new results.

To refine your search to show only peer-reviewed articles, select the additional filter "Peer-reviewed" underneath the Availability heading. Click "Apply Filters" to see your new results.

Click here to view the video guide to finding peer-reviewed articles using Library Search.

Understanding Peer Review

Peer Review is: 

  • The formal process by which researchers critically appraise each other's work to ensure a high level of scholarship in a journal and to improve the quality and readability of a manuscript. 
  • Applied to both primary articles (i.e. articles which present findings from original research) and review articles that summarize primary research. 

How this Filter Works

Library Search is integrated with UlrichsWeb, a periodical index that includes the peer-review status of more than 300,000 journals. When you select this filter, Library Search instantly narrows your results to those UlrichsWeb indicates are peer-reviewed. 

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