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What is Peer Review?
It is the quality control system for scholarship. It means that articles in a peer-reviewed journal must be scrutinized by experts before they are published. SYNONYMS = 'academic', 'juried', 'refereed', 'scholarly'.
How can you tell when something is peer-reviewed?
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3) Consult Ulrich's Periodicals Directory. (Search on the source title NOT the article title.) An icon of a referee's jersey will indicate that the journal is peer-reviewed.
Cites and excerpts reviews appearing in periodicals published in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. which cover English-language fiction and non-fiction. Children's books are included, but excluded are: textbooks, government publications, and technical books in law and the sciences.
The Cambridge Companions to Literature and Classics collection offers comprehensive and accessible essays written by experts. The authors are placed in literary and historical context; their major works are analysed, either in separate chapters or grouped according to theme, and their influence on later writers assessed. The generic and topical Companions cover periods and genres.
major authors, periods, genres
Dates of Coverage:
1993 to present
as new print volumes are published
more than 176 titles and more than 1500 essays
Indexes doctoral dissertations accepted at accredited U.S. institutions since 1861. It selectively covers Master's Theses, Canadian dissertations, and British and other European dissertations going back to 1637. Nearly half of the records link to the full-text document.
covers the complete range of academic subjects appearing in dissertations accepted at accredited institutions
Dates of Coverage:
1637 to present (for selected British and European dissertations)
1861 to present (for indexing of U.S. dissertations)
July 1980 to present (for dissertations with abstracts)
January 1988 to present (for Master's Theses with abstracts)
1997 to present (for the full-text of most dissertations)
2013 to present (for indexing and full-text of theses produced at Morehead State University)
more than 3,800,000 records
more than 1.700.000 full-text documents