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Peer reviewed journal articles

Learn what peer review is, how to check if an article is peer reviewed, and how to find peer reviewed journal articles for your assignments.

Library Search

Library Search has an option to limit your results to peer reviewed journals.

  1. Go to Library Search
  2. Enter your search terms
  3. Click Search
  4. Select the Peer-reviewed journals option on the results page.
  5. Click Apply Filters

Be aware that not all articles in peer reviewed journals are refereed or peer reviewed, for example, editorials and book reviews.

Databases with peer reviewed articles

Many databases allow you to limit your search to peer reviewed articles.

Check for an option to do this when you search the database. For example:

Check a database's help or about pages to see if it includes peer review information.

Some databases include only peer reviewed journal articles. For example:

Peer reviewed articles

A peer reviewed article will:

  • be written in academic language
  • have authors with academic credentials
  • have an abstract
  • have an extensive list of references.