How do articles get peer reviewed?
What role does peer review play in scholarly research and publication?
To find out watch "Peer Review in Three Minutes" from NSCU Libraries.
Articles from peer-reviewed journals are included in many library databases, including ERIC and Education Source.
You can limit your search results to articles from only peer-reviewed journals by selecting the "Peer-reviewed Journals" option in the "Refine Your Results" column on the left of the page.
There are two basic ways to find out if a journal contains articles that are peer reviewed:
1) Google the name of the journal to get to the publisher's webpage. Look for a section on the page "about this journal". If it is a peer-reviewed publication, it will proudly advertise itself as such.
2) There is also a library database that supplies this information called "Ulrich's." Use this link to get there. Alternatively, you can access it on the library's website by navigating to "Databases" on the homepage > A-Z Database List > "U" tab and then scroll down to find "ulrichsweb.com (Ulrich's Periodicals Directory)."
Something to think about: A journal can be peer-reviewed and still contain individual articles that are NOT peer-reviewed. For example, editorials and book reviews are pieces that are not peer-reviewed.