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ENVI 185 - Human Rights and the Environment/Environmental Justice (Cremers, Spring 2021): Articles

UCSB Library Search

Perform your search, then select "Resource Type" > "Articles", on the left side. You can also select to "Show Only" > "Peer-reviewed Journals"


Is it Peer Reviewed?

Many of the journals indexed in specialized databases are scholarly but those databases do not tell you whether a journal is peer reviewed or not. 

To find out if a journal is peer reviewed look at the submission process on their website for authors. 

You can also ask a reference librarian.

Find Articles

To find articles within journals, use Indexes and Databases. Here are some good ones to consider:

If you do not see a .pdf link to a journal article, look for the UC-eLinks button button. We might still have access to the article.

Scholarly and Academic Journal Articles


Scholarly journals (also called academic journals) contain articles written by, and addressed to, experts in a discipline. Scholarly journals present the research of experts in a field, although these journals also often carry opinion pieces or even advertisements unique to the field addressed by the journal. Publication cycles vary for scholarly journals, ranging from yearly to monthly but most frequently they are published bimonthly (every other month) or quarterly.

Peer-reviewed journals (also called refereed or juried journals) send submitted articles to one or more experts for review before deciding to publish them. This review process helps ensure that published articles reflect solid scholarship in a field. Most often, the experts reviewing an article make critical comments on the text, comments that the author must incorporate into the article before its publication.

While not all scholarly journals are peer-reviewed, it is usually safe to assume that a peer-reviewed journal is also scholarly.

Find subject-based databases

Select "Find a Resource by Subject" to find databases. Use a database or two that is most recommended in that subject.

Have a Citation?

First, use Google Scholar and search for the title of the article. Look for the link to the pdf or UC eLinks on the right side. If you do not see the article, use the Citation Linker where you should see if the UCSB Library has access to it or use the Request function to request a copy through Interlibrary Loan.

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