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EST 361 History of the American Environmental Movement : Articles

Find articles in a database

Peer-reviewed or refereed articles appear in scholarly publications and have been reviewed by a panel of experts prior to publication. Think of this like quality control for journal articles.  You can limit your search in some databases to peer-reviewed if you need this type of article.  The databases listed below are just a few of our heavily used databases which contain mainly peer-reviewed articles.

Newspaper articles

Print Newspapers

The current week of The New York Times in print is available at Moon Library's main service desk.

Electronic Newspapers

For a wide variety of news coverage, please explore the resources listed below:

Determine peer-review

It can be intimidating to read a technical peer-reviewed article. It can also be difficult to determine which articles are peer-reviewed. Here are some tips that may help you:

-What are the authors' affiliations? Do they have PhDs? Do they currently work in an academic/research institution? 

-Do you see a series of dates (submitted on... accepted on...) anywhere? How current is the issue? Is that important?

-Does the paper conform to traditional scientific journal format, (abstract, intro/literature review, methods, results, discussion, conclusion)?

-Is there a rather long list of references?

-Are there acknowledgments to reviewers, grants, or contributors?

-Does the article look "boring"? Compare it to something like Time or National Geographic.

If you can answer yes to most of these questions you probably have a peer-reviewed journal. If you are having difficulty you can contact a librarian and we would love to help you!

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