In most of the Library's databases, you will be able to limit your search to peer-reviewed articles.
You can also search for the title of the journal in a tool called Ulrichsweb, which is available under "U" on the Library databases page. In your search results, a symbol that looks like a black and white referee shirt will indicate that a journal is peer-reviewed (or refereed).
Do you need to find peer-reviewed journal articles?
Peer-reviewed articles may also be referred to as scholarly, academic or refereed articles. These articles generally have the following characteristics:
written by scholars, researchers for an audience of fellow scholars and researchers
may contain footnotes or other notes
list many references
often contain original research
are usually lengthy
Before being published, a journal article must first go through a review process to ensure it meets accepted scholarly standards. The article should also contribute significant, original research to the field.