Need help finding sources online or in a library database? Try the search tips in the left-hand column, or watch some of the videos linked below. Remember, you can always ask a librarian for help.
There are three types of publications that may appear in the search results of many social and behavioral sciences databases. These are:
Adapted from text originally created by Holly Burt, Behavioral Sciences Librarian, USC Libraries, April 2018. Thank you, Holly!
One of your assignments asks you to find a peer-reviewed scholarly journal article. Many of our databases allow you to filter your results so you only see peer-reviewed articles. Check the left side of the results page in most databases to find that option, or ask a librarian for help.
If you're wondering what peer review means, watch the video below.