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Finding Full-Text Articles
In most databases, if the full text of the article is not readily available, you will see a Check for Full Text button.
Clicking on the button will do one of the following:
a) take you to the article - look for PDF full text,
b) take you to the catalog - click on the link next to Content Available
c) link you to Interlibrary Loan so you can request a copy of the article.
How do I know if an article is peer reviewed?
Step 1: Check the peer review status of the JOURNAL.
- Search for your title in Ulrichsweb,a database of information about journals and magazines.
- When you find your journal, look for a "referee shirt" symbol. The symbol will appear next to any journal title that is peer reviewed and/or refereed (interchangeable terms).
Step 2: If the JOURNAL is peer reviewed, then assess the ARTICLE.
- Is it a full research article? Then you can be confident that your article is peer reviewed.
- If your article is a short news brief, an editorial, a letter to the editor, or a re-print of a conference proceeding, it is generally not peer reviewed.
Academic, research, and practice literature in psychology and related disciplines, 1872 to present.
Journal articles in the field of sociology, including international literature and other related disciplines.
Articles from major newspapers and legal publications.
Social and public policy literature from periodicals, government documents, books, and other sources.
Literature in nursing and allied health disciplines, 1937 to present.
Health Source Nursing
Journals in medical disciplines with a concentration on nursing and allied health.
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