Peer-reviewed literature has gone through a rigorous quality control process intended to maximize the trustworthiness of the published information. Most peer-reviewed literature is published in journals, but papers presented at some conferences are also peer reviewed.
How peer review typically works:
Clues whether journal article is peer reviewed:
To verify whether the journal is peer reviewed, check the journal's web site. If it is peer reviewed the publisher will say so in "about" and/or "instructions for authors."
Good sources of peer-reviewed literature:
Journal collection on the second floor of the Neil Hellman Library
All Knight Search--refine your results by limiting to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals
databases linked from the Neil Hellman Library web page, including:
· EBSCOhost Academic Search—limit to “peer reviewed”
· SAGE Premier
· Science Direct