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Peer review

Peer reviewed journal articles

A peer-reviewed journal article is not published until it has been reviewed by a panel of other academics or professionals in the field.

The peer-review process ensures published articles are reliable and authoritative sources of information. This is why your lecturers will often request that you use peer-reviewed material.

You can use Library Search to find peer-review articles. Just remember to check the 'Peer-reviewed journals' filter after you've done your search. See the screenshot below for an example:

Select 'Peer-reviewed journals' in the filter options in Library Search to refine your results to peer-reviewed items


Library Search


Most databases have a simple check box or filter that you select to ensure the material your retrieve is peer-reviewed. Some of the key databases that contain peer-review articles are:

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