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Analytics: Peer-Reviewed Articles

A guide to resources supporting students who are in various analytic, business intelligence, and strategic management courses.

How can I find peer reviewed articles?

Most library databases include a scholarly or peer-reviewed filter. Look for the peer reviewed or scholarly filter in the advanced search page.

Advanced search screen of EBSCO database highlighting the scholarly/peer reviewed sources filter

The peer-reviewed or scholarly filter can often be found in the filter, limiter or refine results panel, as well.

Screenshot of search results highlighting scholarly/peer reviewed filter to left of results

Once clicked, this feature limits search results to content from scholarly, peer-reviewed journals.

Not every article published in a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal is a peer-reviewed article. Book reviews, editorials, and opinion pieces are often not peer reviewed, but may still appear in your search results.

How can I determine if an article is peer reviewed?

Academic articles are in-depth explorations of a topic that are generally at least several pages long. They frequently contain original research, but might also be a theoretical exploration of a topic, or describe a particular program or initiative. When a journal is peer reviewed, that means the peer review process is applied to research articles published in that journal.

Use the Ulrich's Web database to check to see if a journal is peer-reviewed. Type the journal title into the Ulrichs Web search box:

Ulrichsweb search for Journal of Higher Education

Then, look for the referee icon. This will indicate that the journal is refereed, or peer-reviewed:

Screenshot of Ulrichsweb search results for the Journal of Higher Education with an arrow pointing to the referee shirt icon to the left of the journal title