Start your search for scholarly articles in the databases listed here. Read the descriptions to learn more about the databases. Questions? Email Nancy
How to tell if a journal is an economics journal
- What is the journal's title? A subject/discipline is often in a journal's title
- What does the journal's "about" or "aims and scope" page say? Find this easily by googling the journal title and "aims and scope"
How to tell if an article in a journal is peer-reviewed
Academic journals publish different types of articles, like book reviews, case studies, research articles, editorial columns, opinion pieces,r and more.
- What label is the article given? (e.g. book review, case study, research article)
- How does the journal define that label? Find out on the journal's aims and scope page (google the journal title & "aims and scope"). Typically, book reviews are not peer-reviewed whereas research articles are.