Friday, October 24, 2014

Need to Find a Scholarly or Peer Reviewed Article?

                   Scholarly, academic, peer reviewed?

What does all this mean?

As a student, research is a big part of what you're asked to do. Learning just how to be a successful student can sometimes be a challenge, and the research process...well, it's just that - a time consuming process!

But don't be dismayed! The Holman Library has some amazing resources that can help save you time, and the friendly librarians at the reference desk have a lot of tips and tricks that can help you research like a pro! 

Have you ever been asked to find a scholarly or peer reviewed article? Have you ever been confused about how to do that?  We can help! 

One of the many benefits of using the library databases for your research (instead of just going to Google) is that the databases give you so much more control and have great tools that help you limit and revise your search results. As shown in the images below, you can limit the results to scholarly/academic sources, and if you know you need a peer reviewed article, you can limit to that too!

Woo Hoo! The Peer Review...wait...what?!!!

What is a peer review anyway and why do I need an article that has been peer reviewed? Watch this short video to learn more!

And as always, if you need help...just ask! The librarians at the reference desk are always available (in person or via phone, email or chat!) to help you find what you're looking for!

Image available @ Flickr Creative Commons "CollegeDegrees360" 

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