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Finding Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

You will often have to find peer-reviewed journal articles for your assignments. Peer-reviewed journal articles have gone through a quality control process whereby experts in the field have assessed the methodology and results of an article. It is not immediately clear, however, which articles have undergone peer-review. Omni can help. 



Step 1 

Visit Omni at 

Step 2

In the search box, search for your topic using key concepts. Remember, use the OR operator to link synonyms together (policy OR law); use the AND operator to link different concepts together (policy AND indigenous); and, use quotation marks (" ") to search for specific phrases (policy AND "indigenous communities"). 

Step 3

Review your results. Use the filters on the left hand side of the screen to narrow your results by resource type, publication date, and subject matter.

Step 4

You can always edit your search phrase to include additional key concepts. Remember that the research process is iterative—this means you'll often have to revise your search multiple times. That's totally normal. 

Step 5

Once you've found an article that looks promising, click on the title and you'll be presented with a lot of information. To access the article, simply click click on one of the available links.