Global Studies Research Guide

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Global Studies at NEIU

Welcome to the Global Studies Research Guide. This guide will provide you with resources to help you with your research.

NEIU Department of Global Studies


Databases for Scholarly Research

Peer Reviewed Journals

What Does "Peer Reviewed" or "Refereed" Mean?

Peer Review is a process that journals use to ensure the articles they publish represent the best scholarship currently available. When an article is submitted to a peer-reviewed journal, the journal's editors send it out to other scholars in the same field (the author's peers) to get their opinion on the quality of the scholarship, its relevance to the field, its appropriateness for the journal, etc. Publications that don't use peer review (i.e. Time, Newsweek, or Psychology Today) simply rely on the judgment of the editors as to whether an article meets the publication's standards.

Find the Full Text of an Article

Find It at NEIU

This button provides direct links from the NEIU Libraries' databases to online full-text articles, when available. If the full text of an article is not available online, request a copy of the article through WorldShare interlibrary loan.

Or search for a specific journal by Title or ISSN.

Avoiding Plagiarism through Citations

NEIU's Student Code of Conduct defines plagiarism as "Appropriation or imitation of the language, ideas, and thoughts of another author and representation of them as one’s original work. This includes (1) paraphrasing another’s ideas or conclusions without acknowledgement; (2) lifting of entire paragraphs, chapters, etc. from another’s work; and (3) submission as one’s own work, any work prepared by another person or agency." See full Student Code of Conduct here.

Watch the video below for additional information about Plagiarism and Citations.

Cite Your Sources

Resources to help with citations

  • Purdue OWL // Purdue Writing Lab - The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects.
  • ZoteroBib - ZoteroBib helps you build a bibliography instantly from any computer or device, without creating an account or installing any software. It’s brought to you by the team behind Zotero, the powerful open-source research tool recommended by thousands of universities worldwide, so you can trust it to help you seamlessly add sources and produce perfect bibliographies. If you need to reuse sources across multiple projects or build a shared research library, we recommend using Zotero instead.
  • Zotero | Your personal research assistant - Zotero is a free and open-source reference management software to manage bibliographic data and related research materials.