Answered By: Wendy Simpson
Last Updated: Jul 01, 2016     Views: 30

When a source is Peer Reviewed, it means a group of experts have reviewed it to assure its credibility and quality. Peer-reviewed sources also are often referred to as "Refereed." 

Most databases will indicate if a source is peer reviewed. For example, if you click on the source title in Academic Search Premier, it will display a full record of the source, specifying whether or not it is peer reviewed.


Ulrichsweb also is a useful source that will indicate if a journal is peer reviewed.

1) Start by searching for the journal in question.

2) Click the journal title in your search results for more details.

3) Scroll down to the field that says "Refereed." It will say "yes" or "no."




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