Hi, this short video will explain how you
can find out if the journal article you are using for your assignment is peer-reviewed.
We will do this by using the database UlrichsWeb. Your lecturer or tutor may ask that you provide
peer-reviewed resources to reference your assignments. So what does peer-reviewed actually
mean? For authors to get their articles published in a peer-reviewed journal, they will need
to go through a scholarly process. The author will submit their work to the journal who
will have experts from the same field check over it. These experts will decide if the
article meets the standards in order for it to be accepted to be published in that journal.
To access UlrichsWeb, from the library homepage, click on the databases tab, select ‘U’ and then
click on Ulrichsweb. What you need to search on UlrichsWeb is the
title of the journal – not the title of the article. If the journal is peer-reviewed,
all articles that are published in that journal are peer-reviewed.
After typing in your journal title, a list of results will display. The journals with
the little referee jumper means that they are peer reviewed – so you can see that
the top journal ‘INO journal of nursing research’ is not peer reviewed.
If you require any additional help using UlrichsWeb, please see library staff at your campus. Thank you