What does peer review mean?
Peer review means that experts in a field of study have assessed the quality of an article that is being submitted to a journal for publication. Most of the databases to which the Library subscribes let you isolate peer reviewed articles from non-scholarly (not peer-reviewed) articles. For more information on how to set limits in databases, please use one of our Research Help options.
You can also determine which journals are peer reviewed by consulting the electronic versions of the Ulrich's Periodical Directory or the Serials Directory. The full record for any journal listed in these directories indicates if it is peer reviewed.