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Geology

Databases and Journals

These databases are suggested starting points for finding articles in geology and may be accessed from on or off-campus with your "S" number and password.

Do you have a citation to an article? Check our Journal titles A-Z list to see if it is available at the Library.

Reading Scientific Articles

What are Scholarly Journals?

What are Scholarly Journals?   

photograph of three journals

Also known as peer-reviewed journals and academic journals. Many scholarly journals are peer-reviewed. If a scholarly journal is peer-reviewed, it means that the articles contained within the publication have been anonymously reviewed and evaluated by scholars in the field prior to publication. This process ensures that the quality of the research presented is high.

You can establish if a journal is peer-reviewed by looking at the guidelines for article submission (often found in the front or back of the issue), or by consulting the journal's website for this information. The Library's Research Help desk can also help you identify peer-reviewed journals and articles.

Need help finding journal articles? Check out this guide:

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