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Gateway Library & Learning Commons | 20 Church Street, New Haven, CT 06510
What Are Databases and Why You Need Them
Where Can I Find a Database?
- Go to the library’s homepage:
Search in the Library Catalog
Search the library catalog for books, eBooks, articles, DVDs, streaming videos, and more:
- To request items for curbside pick-up, after clicking "Search", you must sign in with your NetID and password and then select the "Request" button.
- Ebooks can be read or downloaded on a computer or electronic device. Off campus access will require your NetID and password.
For assistance, please contact us via: email: firstname.lastname@example.org text: 203-212-8329 phone: 203-285-2057
Search the library databases below for articles. If you are off-campus you will be prompted to log-in with your MyCommnet NetID and password.
What is a peer-reviewed article?
Peer-reviewed articles are the articles that have been reviewed and approved by scholars in the author's field or area of expertise. Peer reviewed journals are called peer-reviewed journals or refereed journals.
How to Find a Peer-Reviewed Article in Libraray Databases
What is peer reviewed articles?
- Peer reviewed articles are scholarly articles that have undergone a review process by other experts in the field before being published.
Search the library databases, many of which allow you to limit the search results to peer-reviewed or scholarly articles:
- Read the database description first, to determine whether the database includes peer-reviewed articles
- Check the box which allows you to limit your results to peer-reviewed articles. For example, Academic Search Premier, on the search screen, check the box "Limit to Peer Reviewed" under "Search Options - Limit Your Results"
- Look at the screen of "Search Results", check the box to limit peer-reviewed under the tab of "Refine Results", if you didn't set up the search for peer-reviewed articles at the beginning.
Anatomy of a Scholarly Article