Answered By: APUS Librarians
Last Updated: Jul 19, 2016     Views: 27430

There are several ways to find scholarly articles in the APUS Library:


Summon makes it easy to limit your search to peer-reviewed or scholarly sources. 

After you launch your Summon search, look on the left side of your results screen for the list of filters.  Click "Peer-Review" and "Journal Article" to see only peer-reviewed articles.   Or, click "Scholarly & Peer-Review" to see a wider range of scholarly sources.

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Peer Review Filter in Summon                 Scholarly & Peer Review Filter in Summon


You can limit your searches to peer reviewed and scholarly articles in many of the library's individual databases, too.

  • EBSCO and ProQuest each have a peer reviewed option below the search box (see them pictured below).  
  • Other databases, like PsycARTICLES, ScienceDirect and Sage Criminology, automatically search only peer-reviewed journals -- so all you have to do is start searching. 

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EBSCO limiting options       ProQuest's peer-review limiting option

Google Scholar searches a massive range of scholarly publications (read more about it here).   Just remember that not everything that you find there will be freely available, so be sure to set it up to recognize our library's subscriptions!

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Google Scholar via the APUS Library homepage

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