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Aviation Library Guide: Academic Resources

What are academic resources?

For your studies, you will need to find academic sources. These can include academic textbooks and scholarly, peer-reviewed articles.

What does Peer-reviewed mean?

Peer-reviewing is a vigorous process where articles written by academics are assessed by other academics, who give the writer editorial feedback. The article is rewritten using this feedback, before being published in an academic journal.

Inter Library Loans

You can request books and journal articles that are not held in any of the Middlesex University Library Collections using the Inter-Library Loans Service.

  • There is a charge of £3 per request for undergratduates and taught postgraduates.

  • To request an inter-library loan, you need to create a CLIO account

Make sure you check out what information you need before you submit an inter-library loan request.

How do I find and spot peer-review articles?

Library Search

Limit your results to 'Scholarly & Peer-Reviewed' articles using the left-hand column.

A screenshot of the Library Search filters. 'Scholary & Peer-reviewed' in circled in red.

If it is peer-reviewed, it will have this icon:

A screenshot of a item record on Library Search. Peer-reviewed is underneath the item title and circled in red.

Business Source Complete

Limit your results to 'Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals' using the left-hand column.

A screenshot of the filters on Business Source Complete. 'Scholar (Peer Reviewed) Journals is circled in red.

Other Search Engines

Search engines may not explicitly state if an article has been peer-reviewed. If you are unsure whether an article has been peer-reviewed, look for the 'about this journal' section in the journal. If you are unsure about the article and whether you can use it for your assignment, please contact us on:

businesslibrarian@mdx.ac.uk