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RBE 3100: Social Implications of Robotics: Journals & Databases

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

What are "peer-reviewed" journals?

A peer-reviewed journal is a respected academic publication. Before articles are published within these types of journals, they are sent by the editors of the journal to other scholars in the field ("peers"), often anonymously, to get feedback on the quality of the scholarship, review research methods, as well as relevance or importance to the field. The article may be accepted, often with revisions suggested, or rejected for publication.  

Peer-reviewed journals are highly respected, and researchers wish to have their works published in them. Many often have low acceptance rates.

One way to find peer reviewed articles is to type your keywords into WPI LIbrary Search, and then choose the filter for Peer-Reviewed Journals. You can also search our Databases (organized by subject) for peer-reviewed articles.

To find peer reviewed articles in WPI Library Search, enter your keywords and on the search results page choose the Peer-Reviewed Journals filter on the left.

Conference Papers

A scholarly conference is a place (physical or virtual) where scholars gather to present new research and to learn about and discuss new developments. A conference paper is a paper that has been submitted to a professional conference and accepted by the conference organizers for inclusion. 

To find conference papers in WPI Library Search, enter your keywords and on the search results page go to the Resource Type filter on the left and select Conference Proceedings.


Robotic Journal Examples

Ethics Journal Examples

Military Journal Examples

Recommended Databases for RBE 3100

To find journal articles and conference papers for this class, you'll likely need to use a combination of humanities databases and computer science databases. Here are some databases that can help you find sources for your research on ethics in robotics and artificial intelligence: 

Examples of Journal Articles

Examples of Conference Papers