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Circulation Guide: Journal Direct

Learn how to request books and articles from the Library.

What is Peer-Review?

Peer-reviewed (refereed) articles are certified by experts in the field before they are accepted for publication. 

Brief Glossary:

   Academic:  Refers to the audience of a publication

   Scholarly:   Refers to the audience of a publication

   Refereed:   Articles are monitored before publication

   Peer-Review:  "Blind review" by scholars and experts

Verifying Peer-Review

How do I verify that my article is peer-reviewed?

Look up the name of the journal that published the article in one of these directories:

Journal Direct: Requesting Articles from Our Collection

Journal Direct

is a free service to the National University community offering faxing or e-mailing of journal articles to your home, office, or local National University campus.



    1. You must be a member of the National University community, faculty, student, or staff.


    1. You must submit your requests by submitting the online Journal Direct Request Form.


    1. If you choose faxing, your fax machine must be operational during regular hours of operation (Monday - Thursday 10-10; Friday 10-6; Saturday 11-4). If you do not receive a response within 24 hrs (except holidays), please call (858) 541-7900 or 1-800-628-8648 ext. 7900.


    1. You must search the library's online catalog. The articles that you request must be from journals owned by National University's Central Library in San Diego.


    1. You must supply accurate citation information from the catalog.


    1. You can submit up to 5 article requests per day.


    1. Requests for journal articles are not to exceed 30 pages per title.


  1. If you have further questions, please call (858) 541-7900.