Answered By: Library Staff
Last Updated: May 25, 2016     Views: 51

Unlike the search for peer reviewed articles and journals, we do not have any kind of filtering devices in our search tools for this, so this is not an easy requirement to satisfy.  Some methods:

1. Look for books in the usual way, but look for books produced by University Presses.  The screenshot at the right shows a results list from a search in the Library Catalog .  Look for the words "university" and "press".

Unfortunately, it is hard to limit your search to just university presses. 

 

See the AAUP website for a list of American University Presses.

screen shot from the library catalog showing university presses

2. You can perform a keyword search in the Library Catalog in the format:

subject term university press

Examples:

Examine the results carefully, as there will be some non university press materials mixed in the results as well as journal titles.  This is not a very thorough method of searching the library catalog.

screenshot from the library catalog
3.  Look for books from http://www.doabooks.org/  (these are all free ebooks).  The website's documentation states that they are peer reviewed books. screenshot from DOAB
   
   
   

If you have an explicit requirement to use only peer reviewed books, that is an unreasonable requirement - please tell me the name of the instructor (and the course) and we will contact that instructor to see if the requirement can be changed.

jskoga@cpp.edu

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