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What is a Scholarly/Peer-Reviewed Article?

Peer-reviewed journal articles have gone through a special review process (peer review, naturally). This means scholars of a discipline have read an article carefully and determined that it makes a worthwhile contribution and was researched correctly. This is why instructors prefer you to use peer-reviewed articles -- it guarantees that your sources are good ones.

Journal Locator

To find an article, search the Journal Locator for the journal title. Here's an example of where in the citation you'll find the title.

Citation: Shapiro, S. L., Carlson, L. E., Astin, J. A., & Freedman, B. (2006). Mechanisms of mindfulness. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 62, 373–386. 10.1002/jclp.20237 "Journal of Clinical Psychology" is highlighted.

If we don't have access, you can request the article through interlibrary loan.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

How to Find Journal Articles

To find individual journal articles, you will primarily use electronic databases to do your searching. With such databases, you can find article abstracts and even full-text articles by conducting an author, title, keyword(s), or subject searching.

If there is no full-text article available online, you will need to check if the library has the actual journal (physical item) so that you can locate it and read the article. You can find the holding and location information of the journal by typing its title in the search box on the UAFS online catalog. If the library does not have subscription to the journal, you can request for a copy of the article through our interlibrary loan service.  

Numa Search

Numa Search


Articles, books, and other materials in one comprehensive search!

Core Databases

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