Is my journal article scholarly? Using Ulrich's
If you want to know for certain a journal is scholarly/peer reviewed, you can look it up in Ulrich's Periodicals Directory.
- Go to Ulrich's through the library's website, here or from the All Databases A-Z list. You will need to sign in if off campus.
- Enter the journal title (not the article) in the box at the right and select "Title (Exact)" from the dropdown menu.
- Find the correct title in the results. Some journals have the same name; you may need to know the publisher or ISSN.
- Look for the "referee shirt" icon to the left of the title. This means it is refereed/scholarly/peer reviewed.
Use Ulrich's online for the most updated information. You can also check the print copy at the Library Help desk, call number: Z6941 U5.
|You can often tell whether an article is scholarly by looking for certain features, such as an abstract, bibliography, and the absence of advertisements. See Scholarly vs. Popular sources for more visual clues.|
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