BI 211: Southeast, Fall 2023, McKee: Peer-Reviewed Articles

Reading and making sense of peer-reviewed articles

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

Find Articles in Library Databases

This assignment requires you to find and read two kinds of peer-reviewed articles: 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. 

What is Peer Review?

Infographic describing the peer-review process.

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

CSE (Council of Science Editors) citation style