Answered By: Jenna Troidl
Last Updated: Jul 08, 2020     Views: 779

How do I find peer-reviewed articles?


Peer review means the publications are evaluated by qualified professionals to determine the accuracy of the information and the methods used. The library databases have both peer-reviewed and non-peer reviewed publications. 

To search for only peer-reviewed articles in the databases:

  1. Start your search from the library homepage.
  2. Enter your keywords into the search field under the Search Everything Tab, and hit search.
  3. Look on the left side of the search results page, and select Academic (Peer-Reviewed) Journals under the Limit To section.

To determine if a journal is peer-reviewed:

  1. Enter the name of the journal into Google or another search engine.
  2. Select the journal's website from the search results.
  3. Locate the About Us, About, or For Authors page on their website to find a mention of their peer-reviewed process if one is used.