Answered By: Gabe Gossett
Last Updated: Dec 29, 2017     Views: 274

A good way to ensure that you are looking at peer-reviewed articles is to consult with a librarian. You can contact a librarian using the information in the right column. However, there are some things you can do on your own to focus on peer-reviewed sources.

A peer-reviewed article is also sometimes referred to as a scholarly article. It is when the articles within a journal go through a review process by other experts in the field. Many article databases have features that allow you to focus your search on peer-reviewed sources. Other databases, such as Web of Knowledge, focus on peer-reviewed sources. However, you should keep in mind that those limiters are not perfect. You should still make sure that the article you select has characteristics that indicate that it is in-fact peer-reviewed.

Here are a few examples of database limiters for peer-reviewed sources:

In Ebsco databases


In ProQuest databases


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