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Women's & Gender Studies

Finding Journals in the Library Collection

To discover if the library has a specific journal, use our journal finder:


There are additional search options at the Journal Finder.

Articles from journals at other libraries can be requested through Interlibrary Loan, or you can may be able to visit. (Access to copiers and online subscriptions may be limited. Please consult a reference librarian or call the other library before visiting.)

How do I find Peer Reviewed or Scholarly articles?

The simplest way to find a peer-reviewed article is to use a database helps you search for peer reviewed journals.

Look for a check box near the search box for Peer-Review or Scholarly Journals.

Peer review check box in EBSCO Databases                Peer review checkbox in Proquest Databases

This will limit your search to articles in scholarly journals, but not necessarily to the research articles in those journals. To find only research articles:

  1. either carefully review your results for research studies (look for Methods and Results sections), or
  2. some databases have Document Type selections in the Advanced Search. You may be able to choose Research articles or even particular types of research, such as Clinical Trials or Case Studies.

Some of the databases that have Scholarly/Peer Reviewed check boxes are: