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PSYC2289 : Comparative Psychology

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Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

This guide is designed to help you with your response essays.

Recommended Electronic Journals

Where's the Article?

If you search a database and the full article's not there, don't despair.  Look for the "FindIt" button:  or FindIt@BC.  Find It will offer help including:

  1. If BC has the full text in another database, you will be taken to a list of databases for the full text. 
  2. If BC subscribes to the print journal where the article appeared, the Catalog will say Find in Library and you can check which library or libraries may have the year/issue you need and where it is located.
  3. If the article is not available online or in print at BC, use the link to Request the item. We can usually get the article from another library within a few days and email it to you.

Databases for Animal Behavior Literature

Identifying Peer-Reviewed Articles in Web of Science, Biosis, & PubMed

Web of Science & Biosis Previews

  • To find out if a journal article you found from Web of Science  & Biosis Previews is peer-reviewed, look up the title of your journal (not the title of the article) in Ulrich's Periodicals Directory.
  • Once you type in the title in Ulrich's, the title of your journal will appear; click on it.
  • You will see a record like this:

If the title of the journal is "refereed," it is a peer-reviewed journal.

Identifying Peer-Reviewed Articles in Biological Sciences & PsycInfo

Both Biological Sciences & PsycInfo have a check box that allows you to limit your search to peer-reviewed journal articles.

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