How do I find "peer-reviewed" journals and what are they?
"Peer-reviewed" journals, sometime referred to as "refereed", are journals written by and for the academic community.
They are called "peer-reviewed" because articles are reviewed by experts in the field before they are published to ensure that they meet high standards of scholarship, research design, and ethical integrity.
You also may hear journals referred to as "scholarly" or "academic." Peer-reviewed journals are always scholarly, but scholarly journals are not always peer reviewed. Peer-review jounals may also include articles that are not peer-reviewed, such as an editorial.
The library has many online databases where you can search and find peer-reviewed articles.