Answered By: Laurissa Gann
Last Updated: Nov 08, 2017     Views: 75

Some of our databases and search engines will allow you to limit results to peer-reviewed publications.

In Summon, our library search engine that searches all of our holdings simultaneously, you can limit results to scholarly publications including peer-reviewed journals, or to peer-reviewed journals only (excluding other types of scholarly publications).  To limit, use the checkbox filters to the left of the search results list.  

In CINAHL, Academic Search Complete, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, and other databases available through the Ebsco interface, click on the "Show More" link in the left-hand column.  A new window with additional filters will open.  Put a checkmark in the box that says "Peer Reviewed".  

Unfortunately, PubMed, Scopus, and databases available through the Ovid interface (including MEDLINE) do not have an option to limit to peer-reviewed publications, although you can limit to specific types of publications such as clinical trials, systematic reviews, etc.

If you need to determine whether a particular journal is peer-reviewed, see our recommendation here.

 

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