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Peer-reviewed articles (sometimes called refereed articles or generically called "scholarly" articles) are a very specific kind of source.
Characteristics of Scholarly Articles:
- Expert authors formally trained & educated in their specific discipline
- Extensive citations in a works cited list as well as in-text citations
- Articles themselves tend to be lengthy and have long, precise titles
- Purpose is to inform; therefore, they don't have flashy layouts or graphics
- Published by educational or professional institutions
If an article is peer-reviewed, other experts in that field have critically reviewed the article for content (looking at the research process, the conclusions vs the evidence, and so on). They may make suggestions for revision before the article is allowed to be published.
Academic Search Complete
A multi-disciplinary database containing scholarly journal articles and popular magazine and newspaper articles.
Science & Technology Collection
Over 800 full-text journals; topics include aeronautics, astrophysics, chemistry, computing, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology.
This full-text, weekly multidisciplinary scientific journal publishes original peer-reviewed research and noteworthy science news (1997 to the present).
Open-Access Geology Journals
These open-access journals also provide scholarly articles but do not require any special access to read or download.
GeoRef Open-Access Journals / Series
GeoRef covers journals and series that are openly available on the web. Only journals and series that appear to provide stable open-access to current issues, have multiple issues available for use, and appear to plan to continue to be available in an open manner are included. Journals that require subscriptions to current issues are not included.
This list is updated frequently as availability of openly accessible publications grows.
Open Journal of Geology
Open Journal of Geology (OJG) is an international journal dedicated to the latest advancements in geology.
Founded in 1997, Palaeontologia Electronica (PE) is the longest running open-access, peer-reviewed electronic journal and covers all aspects of palaeontology.