- Step 1: Go to Meriam Library homepage and use OneSearch, our all-in-one search interface. You will find articles, books, media items, and more with this database.
- Step 2: Enter the keywords you would like to search for, for example: climate change sea level coasts, and hit the search button.
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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.
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.
We offer lots of different ways to help you with a questions like this.
Start at the Education Subject Guide.
If you want to fine-tune your search for education-oriented aspects (e.g., educational level or intended audience), use ERIC alone. It is the most specialized database and gives you lots of flexibility and depth for your research.
Librarians are happy to help students with their research projects! You can make an appointment to meet with a librarian to discuss your research needs. Here is the list of subject librarians with their contact information. Choose a subject/librarian that best falls under your research scope.
There are many types of primary sources in the library. The term "primary source" can be used in various ways depending on the discipline. Generally, first-hand accounts are considered primary sources, and materials created at a later time which analyze an event are considered secondary sources.
The right strategy for using primary sources often depends on the topic.
Enter your search terms in the OneSearch box on the library home page. Try searching the keyword "educational attainment" using quotes around the phrase. Use the Refine options on the left side to select Peer reviewed Journals:
Yes. You certainly can get help! You have several options.