Answered By: Professor Janet Ward, MLIS
Last Updated: Aug 27, 2016     Views: 61

To search for peer reviewed articles, you will want to search one or more of our online Research Databases at You can search a general database that covers a variety of topics (Academic Research Premier, Academic OneSource, etc) or you can search more subject specific databases (SocIndex, Social Sciences Full Text, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, Research Starters - Sociology)

Be sure to select options for Peer Reviewed and Full Text directly under the search box. On the Library Tutorials page you can view a brief introduction to Search Everything (, along with other helpful tutorials. 

When researching the topic try searching for terms such as:




You may want to combine terms to limit the research to specific geographical areas such as:

Death AND United States

There are many related subjects such as:




Sudden death

Or you can research specific causes of death like:

Cardiac Arrest


Violent deaths

Terminal Illness

These are only a few suggestions, you will find other terms to use for additional research as you search our databases. If you need further assistance please let us know. Thank you for using Ask A Librarian.