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BGSU 1910 Introduction to Research: Articles



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Is It a Scholarly Journal?

Journals and Magazines This guide details the characteristics of each category.

Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory: Entries include information about whether the journal or magazine is a scholarly journal, consumer magazine, etc.

Paper journals: Frequently include instructions for authors in the front or back of the journal.  Some instructions will use the phrase "peer reviewed."  Others will say that manuscripts are sent for blind review, reviewed by a committee, or anonymously reviewed.

Research Databases:  Some allow you to limit your search to scholarly journals peer-reviewed journals. 

Finding the Full Text of Articles When FindIt! Doesn't Find the Article

If the FindIt! link didn't find the full text of your article, follow these steps:

  1. Search for the name of the journal in the BGSU Libraries Catalog or the Journal Title List page. We may have more than one source of the online full text of that article. If you find the page for the journal, you can see if the issue with your article is available on this page.
  2. Search Google Scholar or Google to see if there's a free copy on the Internet.
  3. Request the article using your interlibrary loan service, ILLIAD. Articles take approximately 2 weeks to arrive,    For more information, contact or call Interlibrary Loan at 419-372-8726.

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