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Peer-Reviewed Articles - Using OneSearch

Transcript – Find Peer Reviewed Articles Using OneSearch:

Hi my name is Rebecca and I’m a Reference Librarian at Lehman College and I want to show you one way to find a peer-reviewed article using OneSearch. There are different ways but I want to start with using OneSearch. So let’s go to the library site. On Google we’re going to type in Lehman College. We’ll click on the first result that says Lehman College. We get to the Lehman College website and we’re going to scroll to the top, where you’ll see the tabs and we’re going to click on Library. Once you click on Library you can scroll down to where we see OneSearch, which is the first tab that’s highlighted. And you can use OneSearch to find Books, Articles, Ebooks and Media. And one thing you can find are peer-reviewed articles. In OneSearch we’ll click inside the search bar and enter “Adoption in the United States.” Let’s see what peer-reviewed articles we can get when we enter Adoption in the United States. Once we enter that we can click on Search. We’ll wait a few seconds for the results to come up. You’ll see “adoption in the United States” and when you scroll down you’ll see there are over a million results with these terms. But when you look at these terms in the results, you’ll see the first one says it’s a “Reference Entry”, not really what you’re looking for. The next one is a “Book”, not what you’re looking for. The next one says “Article”, that might be something you’re looking for. But to limit these results to only peer-reviewed articles, what you’ll do is that you’ll scroll to the right where it says “Filter my results” and then scroll down a little bit to where it says, “Limit To”, and click on “Peer-Reviewed Journals.” Once you click on that it narrows it down to 381,000 results. And what you’ll do is scroll down and read the article titles and see if it’s of interest to you. So the first one says, “The justifications for terminating parental rights and adoption in the United States.” Now that sounds interesting, so I want to click on that and I’m going to click on where it says “Full text available” underneath the title – usually that leads you straight to the article. So here we see the peer-reviewed article and there are a few elements and things you will see that shows that it is a peer-reviewed article. You’ll see it comes from the Children and Youth Services Review – that’s the publication it comes from or the journal, the volume it’s in (48), January 2015 – that’s when it was published, and the page numbers (87-97). We’ll have the title (The justifications for terminating parental rights and adoption in the United States), author (Øyvind S. Tefre), and Highlights of this article, the “Paper examines legislative justifications for promoting adoption in child welfare.” And these other highlights. You can scroll down and another thing that shows that it’s a peer-reviewed article is that it has an Abstract which is a summary of the article. You can keep scrolling down and see it has different subdivisions, an Introduction – it talks about The Adoption and Safe Families Act, “rendered adoption the preferred solution for the placement of children who cannot or are unlikely to be reunified with parents within a limited period of time.” You can scroll down and see the different citations that this author used for this article – many, many citations. You’ll see the Methods that were used. Limitations of this study. Findings of this study. And if you keep scrolling down, I like to go towards the end and see the references, the list that this author uses. It says References and these are all of the references that this author used for this particular article. And these are all elements showing that it is a peer-reviewed article. So this is one way that you can find a peer-reviewed article using OneSearch. And I hope this helps for the first start, the beginning of your research with peer- reviewed, for peer-reviewed articles. Thank you and I’ll see you soon.