Answered By Library Staff
Last Updated: Aug 23, 2023     Views: 24

Peer-reviewed articles (sometimes called scholarly articles) are found in peer-reviewed journals. We have both print and online journals. The online journals are in our databases. See this FAQ for more info about what is meant by "peer-reviewed."

To find peer-reviewed articles through the TCC library on this topic:

  • You can search the Discovery Catalog to find peer-reviewed articles from the library's homepageDiscovery searches a lot of our databases all at once. After doing a search, you can limit to "Peer Reviewed" on the left hand side. Learn more about searching the catalog here.
  • Or, from the library's homepage under "Find," click on Articles & Databases.
    • You can limit by subject, such as to psychology-related databases.
    • Select an article database such as Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection - Ebscohost, which allows you to restrict the results to include ONLY peer-reviewed or scholarly articles.
      • Recommendation: In a search, use one of the search bars for the search "case study" (can remove or keep the quotation marks). You can also ask it to search in the title for a "case study" using the options in the drop down (many case studies are labeled as such in the title to differentiate the kind of peer reviewed article they are):
    • To restrict your results to only peer-reviewed or scholarly articles, sometimes databases have a checkbox or filter option that allows you to limit to "Scholarly (Peer-reviewed) journals," like the Discovery catalog.
    • Keep in mind that if you have not picked your topic yet, you might want to brainstorm in a reference database first before searching Discovery. 

RESEARCH TIP: use the Ctrl + F feature to scan an article for words to learn quickly if it is going to work for you. Suggested scan terms include:

  • bias
  • myths
  • misconception or misconceptions 

This video portion explains how to use the Ctrl + F feature: 

You will be prompted to log into MyTCC before accessing the library databases, if you are not already signed in.