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Explains ProfSearch and how to use it effectively.


Use ProfSearch to conveniently search across many (but not all) library databases.

What's Being Searched?

ProfSearch includes the library catalog and journal articles, newspapers, reports, encyclopedias, and other content harvested from many (but not all) library databases.


What's being searched?

Limit to Peer-Reviewed

A peer reviewed journal is a special type of publication. Before articles are published within these types of journals, they are sent by the editors of the journal to other scholars in the field ("peers"), often anonymously, to get feedback on the quality of the scholarship, review research methods, as well as relevance or importance to the field. The article may be accepted, often with revisions suggested, or rejected for publication.  

Peer-reviewed journals are the most respected journals and often contain the most important and significant research in a field. Many peer-reviewed journals have low acceptance rates for submitted research. 

To find peer reviewed articles within ProfSearch, notice the option to Refine Your Search to items that are Scholarly under Peer-Review.

Peer Review

Finding Books and eBooks within ProfSearch

Use the Content Type limiters to limit to types of content -- for example Books and EBooks. 

Books Ebooks facet