• Helpful Tidbits

    Here you can find some helpful tidbits from the librarian!

     

  • What is a peer-reviewed journal? 

     

    Not all academic journals are peer-reviewed, and although writers are viewed as experts, they may have some ideas that are not completely true. Peer review is just another measure to make sure the content in published articles is completely accurate. This is a process that an article undergoes before it is published, meaning that it is more likely to be scientifically valid and reach reasonable conclusions. A peer-reviewed article is considered more credible than an open-access or non-peer-reviewed journal. 

     

    Steps:

    1. The article is submitted to a journal for publication

    2. It is reviewed anonymously by different experts for content, methodology, and conclusions.

    3. The researcher does not know the reviewers or their names. This is a "double-blind", which means people's bias cannot affect how the article is reviewed. Therefore, the article succeeds or fails on its own merit, not the reputation of the expert.

    4. The researcher receives the article back and makes any necessary corrections or changes and then re-submits the article for publication.

     

    How do you know if the journal is peer-reviewed?

    • Limit your database search to peer-reviewed journals only.

    • Refer to Ulrichsweb.com (UAF) or look closely at the print version cover

    • Does it use technical terminology? Does the article format approximate the following: abstract, literature review, methodology, results, conclusion, and references?

    • Is advertising non-existent or kept to a minimum? Are there references listed in footnotes or bibliographies?

  • Chromebook Assistance

     

    Are you leaving the school district, either by graduating or transferring out? Save your Google Data today! All data will be lost when you leave the school district and your account is deactivated. Follow the steps in the guide listed below to help save your data! 

    Click here to access the guide to transfer your Google Data

Last Modified on April 22, 2024