Answered By: Erica Nicol Last Updated: Apr 24, 2020 Views: 185
Peer-review means that peers (those who know the field) have reviewed the manuscript and approved it for publication. Sometimes it is hard to tell for sure if an article is peer-reviewed. The first thing you can do is limit your search to "Peer-Reviewed" sources. This is usually located on the sidebar of any catalog or database you are searching (see the example below for what it looks like in our catalog). Then the article will say "Peer-reviewed" next to it. You can also investigate the journal in which the article is published to see if it is described as peer-reviewed. Ask a librarian for help if you can't find a description. Learn more about how to determine if a source is scholarly or peer-reviewed.