Answered By: Lisa Adriani Last Updated: Sep 04, 2014 Views: 8
Peer review is a process by which a scholarly work is checked by a group of experts in the same field to make sure it meets the necessary standards before it is published or accepted. Peer reviewing may also be called refereeing.
The high standard of quality set by article reviewers results in the highest quality scholarly articles. Using these high quality sources will improve the quality of your own work.
Some databases such as CINAHL and ProQuest will give you the option to limit search results to peer review articles. Look for the option to limit to review on a databases search page.
Also, you can check the website a of journal to see if it's editorial policy includes peer review.
Most journals in PubMed are peer reviewed.