BI 234 (Wood): Articles in peer-reviewed journals

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READ THIS Tip sheet: Find peer-reviewed articles

READ THIS Tip sheet: Review Articles

There are two kinds of peer-reviewed articles to consider using for your assignments: research articles, which communicate the findings of research the authors have carried out, and review articles, which gather the findings of many research projects and articles. See the instructions below for how to find REVIEW articles and how they can help you:

Databases for Research

Databases provide access to journal articles and sometimes videos and additional content. 

New to scholarly science journals?  Read Science Buddy's How To Read a Scientific Paper, a short tutorial to help you get the most out of your research.

Find Articles with Google Scholar

Before searching, be sure to set PCC as your library in your browser by:

  1. Visiting the link to set "Library Links" settings for Google Scholar
  2. using the search box to search for "Portland Community College",
  3. checking the check box that appears underneath the search to select “Portland Community College – Find it @ PCC”, 
  4. and then selecting the Save button.

This will ensure that when you search Google Scholar in your browser, you will see Find It @ PCC links to full text if we have the article (Google Scholar sometimes also provides links to other free sources for full text).

You can learn more about setting Google Scholar preferences on the PCC Library Website

Peer-review explained

Using peer-reviewed articles

This guide will help you find peer-reviewed articles, but often reading them is even more challenging!