Answered By: Lisa Adriani
Last Updated: Aug 30, 2019     Views: 424

You can check by using a resource called Ulrichsweb. To use this resource, follow these instructions: 

  1. On the library homepage, click on Journals.
  2. In the search box, type in the name of the journal (not the article title). 
  3. You should now see a list of journals. If the journal listing contains a graduation cap icon with the words "Peer Reviewed" next to it, then the journal contains articles that are peer reviewed. 

Be aware that there are some items which are never considered peer reviewed even if they are published inside a journal that uses a peer review process. Those items include:

  • Letters to the editor
  • Opinion articles
  • Book reviews/Product reviews

You can also check the website a of journal to see if it's editorial policy includes peer review. You can always check with a librarian or professor if you are unsure.

Additionally, 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 a review article on a databases search page.

For more information on peer review, check out the library guide by clicking here.

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