One of the main characteristics of scholarly journals is the process of peer review. Research articles under consideration for publication in a scholarly journal are sent to experts in the subject field (peers) for evaluation and comment (review). Journals following this process are sometimes called Refereed Journals.
In these databases:
The following image is from CINAHL. The Peer Reviewed check box may be in a slightly different place in the limit section of other databases. Not all databases provide the option to limit a search to peer reviewed articles.
Search Tip: Be sure to put quotations marks around phrases to make search results more specific.
Select Advanced Search, enter a journal title or subject word(s), click search.
Select Refereed / Peer-reviewed in the Narrow Results option.