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Peer review is the process for evaluating artcles before publication. Journal editors send articles to scholars with similar interests or expertise who evaluate the quality of the research and its contribution to scholarship in the field. The reviewers (also called "referees") make recommendations for publication.
Research databases are online tools you can use to search for articles. They provide information about articles, books, book reviews, reports, and conference papers appearing in journals, magazines, and newspapers. Many provide full-text of the articles. You can read, download, print, or e-mail articles directly from the computer.
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My EBSCOhost is an option that allows you to set up a personal account that you can use to save searches and search results. You can set up search alerts and journal alerts and add web pages to your personal folder.
To begin click the Sign-In tab in the blue bar at the center of the web page displayed. Then select create a new Account.
The OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center provides access to 8200+ full text research journals covering a wide range of subjects. Download electronic articles instantly or read entire journal issues online, Create e-mail or RSS alerts for new issues, save searches, and set up automatic search alerts for new search results.
JSTOR (Journal Storage) is an archive of over 1000 academic journals. The most recently published issues (past 3-5 years) are generally not available.