Peer reviewed journals, also called scholarly or academic journals, publish original research in a specific field.
Other scholars (peers) working in similar research areas review the articles before publication.
How can you tell whether a publication is scholarly or not? Most peer reviewed/scholarly journals share the following traits:
Examples of peer-reviewed publications:
Ask a librarian if you are unsure whether a source is peer-reviewed.
Watch this video to learn how to locate full-text articles from a database citation.