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FMTP 026 Management of Human Resource

For ABI/Inform

In certain databases, it's fairly easy to search for peer-reviewed articles. For ABI/Inform, make sure you've checked the box next to peer reviewed to search only for peer-reviewed articles (see below). 

interface of ABI/Inform

For Business Source Complete

For Business Source Complete, the interface is a bit different but there's also a box to check for peer-reviewed articles (see below). 

filters in database

Google Scholar and other databases

For Google Scholar and other databases that have no peer-reviewed box to check (make sure you have also clicked on "advanced search" as sometimes the box is hiding there), you'll have to do a bit more work. I'll use Google Scholar as an example, but you can do the same for any database. 

You've searched in Google Scholar and you have a long list of results, you decide to use the last article. Underneath the title, you have the authors and the title of the journal, Gender and behaviour

Results in Google


When you google the journal title, you will find the official website of the journal. To figure out if it's a peer-reviewed journal, you have to find the equivalent of "about us". In our example, it's "about this journal". 

How to find the section

Then, you click on "Focus and Scope".

How to find the focus and scope of a journal


When you click on "Focus and Scope", you can see that it's a peer-reviewed journal. Be aware that most times, it will be written in the description of the journal. 

where to find if it's peer-reviewed

- Find the title of the journal.
- Google the journal title and find the journal's website.
- Search for an "about us", "about this journal", "focus and scope", etc., anywhere that would have a description of the journal.
- If there's no mention of being "peer-reviewed", it's probably not.
- If you're not sure, you can send me an email or come see me in the library

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