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Library Resource Guides: Finding journal articles

Article FAQs

What are scholarly & peer reviewed journals?

Scholarly or peer-reviewed journal articles are written by someone with expert knowledge or academic qualifications, are evidence-based, include references and are aimed at a scholarly audience. 

The articles go through an extensive editorial process before publication, and are therefore of a very high quality. Not all scholarly journals are peer-reviewed.

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Further information can be found in LaTrobe University Library's  Finding journal articles, including peer-reviewed LibGuide

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

What is Open Access?

Open access (OA) means unrestricted online access to peer-reviewed scholarly research. Open Access is primarily intended for scholarly journal articles, but is also provided for a growing number of theses, book chapters and scholarly monographs

DOAJ is an online directory that  provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.

SCIMAGO journal ranking

The SCImago Journal & Country Rank is a portal that measures journals by influence and prestige. Scientific indicators have been developed from data contained in the Scopus® database.
To access full text articles from current highly ranked Australian Nursing journals please submit a request to the ANMF Library.
Australian Critical Care is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal, providing clinically relevant research, reviews and  articles.
Health Promotion Journal of Australia articles provide practical examples of policies, theories, strategies & programs which utilise educational, economic and/or environmental approaches to health promotion.
Collegian  is the official journal of the Royal College of Nursing, Australia. It aims to reflect the broad interests of nurses and the nursing profession, and to challenge nurses to emerging areas of interest.

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Searching Grey Literature

Grey literature is generally considered material not published commercially or indexed by major databases.

It is not usually peer-reviewed, but can be good, reliable information.  It can appear in many forms, including government or technical reports, discussion papers, statistics, conference proceedings and policy documents.

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