Answered By: Georgina Martorella
Last Updated: Nov 15, 2016     Views: 518

We have many Research Databases that provide access to peer-reviewed (another term is "refereed") scholarly journal articles--these articles are critically reviewed prior to publication by experts.  Please go to the Library homepage at www.Hofstra.edu/Library  >  Databases by subject.  You will be prompted for your username and password if you are off campus. You can access databases either by subject area or alphabetically by name of database.  The descriptions for each database will indicate if that database provides scholarly articles.

Many of our databases allow you to limit your search to peer-reviewed articles only.  Academic Search Premier, America: History and Life, Business Source Premier, PsychInfo, Sociological Abstracts, PAIS, ERIC, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts are a few examples.

And some of our databases contain all peer-reviewed articles such as JSTOR (an archival database that contains older issues), Project Muse (newer issues), SpringerLink, Oxford Journals Online and Cambridge Journals Online.

Be sure to stay away from Editorials, Letters to the Editor, Book Reviews, etc.  They may be contained in a scholarly journal but they are not peer-reviewed articles acceptable for an academic research paper.

You can also find peer-reviewed articles in OneSearch (click in the blue OneSearch bar).  OneSearch allows you to search across many of our databases simultaneously.  Use the peer-reviewed articles limiter on the left side of the screen to locate peer-reviewed articles.

 

 

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