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S W 395S - Specialization Area Seminar

Empirical Studies

Where to find scholarly articles

Google Scholar Search

Note: Because of the way Google's algorithm works, it is impossible to conduct a systematic search in Google Scholar. However, this is a very valuable tool for supplemental searching to see if your database searches missed any relevant studies.

How to Check Peer Review

If you can't tell whether or not a journal is peer-reviewed, check Ulrichsweb.

  1. Access the database here: Ulrichsweb
  2. Type in the title of the journal
  3. Peer-reviewed journals will have a referee jersey ("refereed" is another term for "peer-reviewed") - example below


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