Answered By: (Online Librarian or covering Librarian) Online Programmes
Last Updated: Jan 13, 2016     Views: 485

Many academic or professional journals use a system called 'Peer Review' to ensure the quality of published material, this usually involves the review of article submissions by prominent experts or academics within the same subject area.

If you wish to search for peer reviewed articles you can use the 'Peer Review Only' checkbox shown under the large Discover search box in the Library for Online Programmes, alternatively, when you have actually performed a search in Discover, you can select the Peer Review option in the left menu of Discover to refine your results to Peer Reviewed items.

You can check if a specific journal is peer reviewed by searching for the journal title in Discover, then click the title. You will see an outline of the journal, click 'View this journal online', you will see a more detailed overview, including a notification if the journal is Peer Reviewed.

Alternatively, you can also search for Peer Reviewed content using the multi-source SCOPUS platform. The SCOPUS platform is solely comprised of peer reviewed publications. You can search SCOPUS from the left menu 'Quick Search' or E-Resources area of the Library for Online Programmes.

We provide a dedicated E-Learning Librarian to assist you in using Library resources. If you have any problems using the Library or technical problems, please see the Contacts area of the Library for Online Programmes. Also see our guides, videos, tutorials and Library Training Module available via the Library for Online Programmes.

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