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ED 7318: Adult Learning: Databases

Scholarly Social Media

  1. Check out Grad College ShopTalks currently scheduled as well as past recorded sessions.
  2. Workshops via University Libraries
  3. Workshops via IT Services


Try Start Your Research first! Search results can be limited to citations from Peer Reviewed journals. 


That databases listed below get searched via Start Your Research, but searching the databases directly can provide access to special filters only available when you search using their platform. At the bottom left corner in Start Your Research search results, you can see which Databases might work best for your topic based on the keywords you search. 

What is Peer-Reviewed?

Libraries subscribe to various types of periodicals, such as scholarly (some of which may be peer-reviewed, blind peer-reviewed, editorial review) popular, or trade publications. Choosing which to use depends on your topic, the type of writing you are doing, your assignment, and the sources your professor wants you to use. Many databases offer the option to limit to "Peer Reviewed". If you're not sure if a journal is considered scholarly/peer-reviewed, check Ulrich's by looking up the title of the journal. 

What is a peer-reviewed journal? 

A scholarly/academic journal is peer-reviewed when manuscripts are sent to experts, sometimes anonymously (blind peer-reviewed), in the related field. They make recommendations to editor for publication, rejection or revision. These journals are generally thought to be of the highest quality.