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Where can I find peer-reviewed articles about breast cancer treatments?

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Peer-reviewed articles are published in journals with an editorial board of scholars and specialists in the discipline related to the article topic.  These specialists review each article for quality research and suitability within the journal's scope.  The terms "peer-reviewed" and "scholarly" articles are often used interchangeably. This type of article always cites sources in a bibliography or in footnotes.  Be aware of editorials, book reviews, etc. which may be contained in a scholarly journal but are not peer-reviewed articles acceptable for an academic research paper.

The easiest way to find peer-reviewed journal articles is to use Library Databases (from the Library Homepage click on Databases by Title or Databases by Subject under SEARCH COLLECTIONS.) 

For articles on Breast Cancer, click on Databases by Subject and select "Health Science and Medicine" from the drop-down list at the top of the page then click on "Apply."  Most library databases have an option/checkbox to limit results to scholarly/peer-reviewed articles, while some, like PsycARTICLES and Science Direct, contain only scholarly type articles.

  • Remember, if you are off-campus, you will be prompted to enter your student ID and password in order to access the databases.

The JCC Libraries also subscribe to many peer-reviewed journals in print.  You can find 12 months of issues in the Current Periodicals shelves in the library.  For journals older than one year, look in the Back Periodicals shelves.

To browse a list of all available journals specific to breast cancer, click on the  "Journals" tab on the JCC Library home page.  Try a "Title Name Contains" for "Breast Cancer."   Also available on the Journal Finder page, if you have a full or partial citation for an article you can enter it in the LinkSource Citation Finder.

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