As defined by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), peer-review is:
". . . a process by which editors have experts in a field review books or articles submitted for publication by the experts’ peers. Peer review helps to ensure the quality of an information source. A peer-reviewed journal is also called a refereed journal or scholarly journal" (ACRL, 2018).
Association of College & Research Libraries [ACRL]. (2018). Multilingual glossary for today's library users. https://acrl.ala.org/IS/instruction-tools-resources-2/pedagogy/multilingual-glossary-for-todays-library-users/
To learn how to find articles published in peer-reviewed journals, consult the following information below:
Need help? Ask your Nursing Librarian Jodi Jameson for assistance (email@example.com | 419.383.5152).
Most research databases provide you with options for limiting your search results to articles published in peer-reviewed journals only.
Below are screenshots and steps for limiting your results to peer-reviewed journal articles in databases commonly used by nursing students and faculty.
Apply the Peer-Reviewed and Nursing Journal Limits in CINAHL
If a database you are using does not have a peer-reviewed limit to filter search results, you can verify the peer-reviewed status of a journal by following these steps.