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Karen Storz
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Research & Instruction Librarian
Office: Clapp Library 218B

Selected Databases

These databases contain a mix of citations and full text journal articles and books, with an emphasis on scholarly sources. They represent some of the disciplines relevant to American Studies. Depending on the focus of your research, you may want to consult other databases listed on our full Databases list. Use the Subject filter there to browse the databases by discipline.

Multidisciplinary Databases

These databases contain citations & full text for scholarly articles in a variety of fields.

Peer Review

Many databases allow you to limit your search to peer-reviewed articles. Learn about peer review in this short video (from the University of Kansas Libraries).

How can you tell if a journal is peer-reviewed?

Many databases will indicate whether a journal or journal article is peer-reviewed. You can also go to the journal's web site and look for a link that says information for authors, instructions for authors, submitting an article, or something similar. If the journal is peer-reviewed, there will be information about the peer-review process.

Another place to find out if a journal is peer-reviewed is to search for the journal title in Ulrichsweb. This directory gives you useful information about a specific journal, including whether it is peer-reviewed. (You need to be logged in with your Wellesley credentials to access Ulrichsweb.)