Answered By: GMercyU Librarian
Last Updated: Apr 27, 2016     Views: 6

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.