Search articles, books, multimedia & more
Videos: Using the MRU LibrarySearch
Searching in subject databases will yield a higher proportion of relevant results. You will also have more advanced search tools. For this assignment, the thesaurus is quite useful.
The following instructions are for SPORTDiscus, but look for a thesaurus in other databases- in Medline it is called MeSH.
Search the journal-title online
Do a Google search for the name of the journal, and then find out the process for accepting articles. If it's peer-reviewed, articles will have to be reviewed and approved by one or more peers (ie other experts in the field) before being published.
Check the About page, Aims and Scope, Mission Statement, or Author Guidelines / Submission Process to find out more about the journal's peer-review process.
Ulrichsweb is a database of periodicals (i.e. journals and magazines). To find our if the publication you've found is peer-reviewed, search the title of the journal.
From the results, identify your journal by locating the journal title and publisher name. The icons on the left-side indicate if the journal has a table of contents, is refereed (i.e. peer-reviewed), is available online, and is open access.