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SOCI 230: Course Guide (Veronica): Academic Articles

Useful Databases

What Are Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles?

Research FAQs

Q: In the CBCA database, how do I limit my search to academic articles? 

A: In advanced search, click on the "Peer Reviewed" checkbox. If you forget to do this, you can also click on the filter on the search results page. 

A screenshot of the advanced search page in the CBCA database. The words "Peer Reviewed" and its checkbox are circled in red. The checkbox is shaed in blue with a white check mark.

Q: In the JSTOR database, how do I limit my search to academic articles? 

A: Go to Advanced Search. Select "Articles" under "Item Type." Enter your keywords to search.

A screenshot of the Advanced Search screen in the JSTOR database. A red arrow points to the Advanced Search option in the Search drop-down menu on the top right.

A screenshot of the Advanced Search screen in the JSTOR database. A red arrow points to the Article checkbox in the Item Type area below the search boxes. The check box is shaded black with a white checkmark. Another red arrow points to the boxes for entering keywords.