What is a peer reviewed journal?
A peer-reviewed or scholarly article is one that is checked over by a group of experts before publication. Most scholarly articles have the following characteristics: written by experts, accompanied with references, formal or technical writing style, and published by a university or association. Many databases enable the user to limit searches to scholarly articles.
If you're unsure if a journal is peer reviewed, you can use a database like Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory to check. You can search for the journal title to find a profile with relevant publication information.
There are many electronic databases you can use to find scholarly articles. They can be found on the libraries' Databases Page. You can also find articles and print journals in the libraries' catalog (beta version). Some general, multi-disciplinary resources you may want to start with are:
While searching, keep an eye out for limiters or check boxes that say scholarly, academic, or peer reviewed. If you aren't finding what you need in those databases, feel free to write back or visit the library to get more recommendations.