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Peer Review Handouts and Video
You may also want to watch this video, What is a Scholarly Journal Article? (University of Washington Libraries).
Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems Style
See the online Instructions For Authors guide for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems for information about citing resources.
|What is the role of precision agriculture in creating sustainable agroecosystems of the future? --> Precision agriculture and sustainability and ecosystems|
- Use the database's limit to peer-reviewed journals if this option is available.
- Peer-reviewed journal limiters may also be called Academic Journals (e.g., in CAB) or scholarly journals.
- Web of Science databases do not have a specific limiter for peer-reviewed articles, but almost all of the journals indexed are peer-reviewed. You may limit to articles and not conference papers, etc.
- See this Morris Library video for a discussion of peer-reviewed vs popular articles. See this YouTube video if you want to learn about visual clues to distinguish scholarly articles vs. magazine articles.
- You may also want to see the chart created by Jennifer Horton or the handout that shows the different parts of a scholarly article or magazine article.
- Use synonyms to expand your search and connect them with or:
no till or no tillage or conservation tillage
- Link from subjects or descriptors found in article citations to find others.
- Use limits, such as language, publication date, and publication/document type (e.g., scholarly journals or peer-reviewed journals, review articles).
- Combine searches in Search History.
- Databases produced by the same vendor (for example, CAB, Agricola, and Environment Index are in EBSCO) may be searched together. The OneSearch box also combines many databases. Web of Science All Databases search combines Biological Abstracts, Zoological Record, and the Core Collection databases.
- Use truncation symbols if available, e.g. pollin* will find pollin, pollinator, pollinators, pollinating, etc.
- Limit to words in the title or abstract to narrow your search
- Use "Cited by" or "Related articles" links if available to find more articles
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