Most library databases include a scholarly or peer-reviewed filter. Look for the peer reviewed or scholarly filter in the advanced search page.
The peer-reviewed or scholarly filter can often be found in the filter, limiter or refine results panel, as well.
Once clicked, this feature limits search results to content from scholarly, peer-reviewed journals.
Not every article published in a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal is a peer-reviewed article. Book reviews, editorials, and opinion pieces are often not peer reviewed, but may still appear in your search results.
Academic articles are in-depth explorations of a topic that are generally at least several pages long. They frequently contain original research, but might also be a theoretical exploration of a topic, or describe a particular program or initiative. When a journal is peer reviewed, that means the peer review process is applied to research articles published in that journal.
Use the Ulrich's Web database to check to see if a journal is peer-reviewed. Type the journal title into the Ulrichs Web search box:
Then, look for the referee icon. This will indicate that the journal is refereed, or peer-reviewed: