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JYW: Writing in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Finding Peer Reviewed Journals at UMass

Many of your assignments will require you to locate articles from Peer-Reviewed journals. Some databases include an option to limit your search results to only articles from peer-reviewed journal.

Other databases, like PubMed, do not. There are several ways you can find out if a journal is peer-reviewed.

  • One of the easiest ways is to look the journal title up using the e-journals link on the UMass Amherst Libraries home page. It will say "peer-reviewed" next to the title if it is.

  • Or, you can look it up in the Ulrich's database (linked below). Peer-reviewed (also called refereed) journals will have this symbol next to the title:

Finding E-books at UMass

UMass Amherst Libraries has access to several E-book collections.