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English 102 Research Guide

Finding Publication Information

Need More Publication Information?

View the ABOUT section of a publisher's website. This will give you an indication of publishing criteria along with the information about the who, what, when, and where of publication.

The database Ulrich's Web can tell you whether a journal is peer-reviewed, if it's indexed by databases or other services, among other information.

Locate Impact Scores of Journals:

The impact scores of journal are determined by citation tracking, or citation analysis. This is an important tool used to trace scholarly research, measure impact, and inform tenure and funding decisions. The impact of an article is evaluated by counting the number of times other authors cite it in their work. 

Below are three evaluators of impact scores. You can use any of them to determine the journals with the highest impact in your field of interest.

Look up individual journals

Search the WVU Journal Collection

Download the BrowZine APP
Browse and read journals on any device:


For Mobile Devices

  1. Download the BrowZine app to your mobile device.
  2. The first time you access the app you will need to select West Virginia University from the list of libraries.
  3. Enter your WVU credentials.
  4. Start searching for journals and articles.

For Desktop Users

  1. Go to the BrowZine's website.
  2. You can also access BrowZine by going to the WVU Libraries website and using the eJournals search box or by going to Databases > B > BrowZine Web.
  3. If you are off-campus, log in with your WVU credentials.
  4. Start searching or browsing by subject.

Find trade journals

How to look up trade journals with ABI/Inform Complete
  1. To browse indexed publications, click on the PUBLICATIONS link, right above the search box.
  2. Click on Trade Journals in the left hand column.
  3. Search by your major or the name of your intended profession.