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Ask A Librarian Featured Question: March 2021

Our featured question this month is: “How do I find peer reviewed articles?”

There’s lots of options to use. In the center of the library homepage, you can use QuickSearch, search using the Articles tab, or the Database button to select a specific database that covers your subject area. 

QuickSearch searches many of our databases. Enter in your search terms, search, and on left side of the screen select Scholarly Journals/Peer Reviewed. This option does pull from all Libraries’ resources, not just articles.

The Articles tab works similarly to QuickSearch but limits the search to articles only with a default selection of “Full Text Online.” You can even limit by publication date.

Database search screens may look different. Look over the page to find the Peer Reviewed option.

We have a Peer Reviewed or Refereed Scholarly Journals guide that explains what peer reviewed and scholarly articles are and suggests databases used to find them.

You can view this short video from UCF Libraries “How to Find Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles” that contains what peer reviewed articles are and how to search for them here:

2021 Poetry Contests

National Poetry Month is just around the corner and we’re looking for a few good poets! How do you stack up against other Knights?

There are two poetry contests open to UCF students this year, Haiku and Limerick. You can eve enter both! The deadline to enter for both contests is Sunday, April 18 at 11:59pm.

Winners receive a UCF Libraries reusable water bottle and a Libraries duckie temporary tattoo!

Full contest rules and the submission form are available at ucflib.fyi/npm

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