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FSEM 100: East Asian Food and Society

Course Guide for Dr. Rachel Core's FSEM class. Guide created in Fall 2022.

Identifying Peer-reviewed Sources

1. Many library databases have an option to limit to peer-reviewed articles. Be sure to look for it among the filter options on the search results page.

OneSearch results with arrow to Peer-Reviewed limiter

2. Look for characteristics that indicate that a source is an academic one:

  • includes a references list or works cited
  • the author's credentials - a PhD or advanced degree - is included.
  • uses specialized terminology
  • includes research methodology and results


3. Google the title of the publication to get a description. Look for peer-reviewed or refereed in the description.

Here's an example:
Google results screen for Cultural Geographies with peer-reviewed description highlighted

Search library databases for peer-reviewed articles

As mentioned above, many library databases include an option to filter results to peer-reviewed content only. Here are some databases that include peer-reviewed articles.

Have a question? Ask a librarian! Email libref@stetson.edu. Call or text 386-747-9028.