View this resource from Cornell University for answers to questions such as what is peer review, how can I tell if an article is peer reviewed, and how to use Ulrich's to verify if a journal is peer reviewed.
Use Ulrichsweb to determine whether a journal is peer-reviewed, scholarly, or neither.
Books on Research Methods
There are many ebooks on research methods in Evans Library. On theLibrary Homepage, scroll down to "More Ways to Search", and click on Ebooks. Type in "research methods" in search bar to find books in your area of research.
Here are a few examples;
Online Textbook: Research Methods Knowledge Base- Free web-based textbook that addresses topics in a typical introductory undergraduate or graduate course in social research methods. Covers formulating research questions; sampling (probability and nonprobability); measurement (surveys, scaling, qualitative, unobtrusive); research design (experimental and quasi-experimental); data analysis; and, writing the research paper.
Research Methods for Graduate Business and Social Science Students by John Adams; Hafiz T. A. Khan; Robert Raeside; David I. White
Publication Date: 2007-09-10
In addition to the general concepts relating to research methods, broad research issues and theoretical concepts critical to research are discussed.
Summing Up by Richard J. Light; David B. Pillemer
Publication Date: 1984-10-15
How can a scientist or policy analyst summarize and evaluate what is already known about a particular topic?