How can I find peer-reviewed articles?

Peer-reviewed articles are published in scholarly journals with an editorial board of scholars and specialists in the discipline related to the article topic. The terms "peer-reviewed" and "scholarly" articles are often used interchangeably. This type of article always cites sources in a bibliography or in footnotes. While not all scholarly journals go through the peer review process, it is usually safe to assume that a peer reviewed journal is also scholarly.

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How do I find the full text of an article if I have the citation?

A full citation usually looks like this. With this information, it is easy to locate the full-text in one of the library's databases or in print.

Roe, E. (2011). Surprising Answers to Rising Sea Levels, Storms, Floods, Desertification, Earthquakes and Ever More Environmental Crises in California's Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Journal Of Contingencies & Crisis Management, 19 (1), 34-42.

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May I check out a periodical?

No, our periodicals don't circulate. You can make photocopies at the Rapid Graphics Copy Center for 10 cents a page (with credit or debit card) or at any of the copy machines around the library (using your Wildcat card).

Many of our journals and periodicals are online. Check the link Search for Journals by Title to see if the one you need is in one of our databases.

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How do I get full text of an article from ERIC when I have the EJ# and ED#?

If you just have an EJ#, which is the Accession Number, you can search by that number by using the dropdown menu on ERIC's search page in the Select a field box and click on Accession Number and type in your number. If you have clicked "Check for Full-Text" or "Check for Availability" and the article you are looking for is only available through Interlibrary Services (ILS) then this means that you will need to request the item through the system and we will locate it for you.

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