Answered By: GMercyU Librarian Last Updated: Apr 27, 2016 Views: 5
An article that is peer-reviewed is found in a scholarly journal. These are articles that scholars submit for publication and they get approved by a panel of other scholars (i.e., his or her peers). This is why the articles are called peer-reviewed. Peer-reviewed articles in scholarly journals are considered the best quality resources to use when doing academic research.
Most of the research databases in Keiss Library include scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles. For example, in the research database Academic Search Complete, you can check a box and you will then only see peer-reviewed articles. To get to this database, go to the Library's homepage at gmercyu.edu/library. Scroll down to Databases by Subject Area. Under the heading Multi-Subject, click on Academic Search Complete. Enter your search term for your topic in a search box and click search. On the next screen, in the left column, you will see a box that says "Scholarly (peer-reviewed) Journals". When you click this box, you will only see peer-reviewed articles in your list.
Please ask the librarians at the Reference Desk or give us a call at 215-646-7300 ext. 21484 if you have any questions.