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Peer Review

What does peer-reviewed mean?

When an article is submitted to a journal, the article is sent to experts in the field. These experts, the author's peers, review and evaluate the article. These experts may suggest changes or reject the article entirely. Articles that are published are considered reliable because they represent the best research practices and most up-to-date knowledge in the field.

How can I find peer-reviewed articles?

When viewing search results from Quick or Advanced Search, select the "Peer Reviewed" filter on the left side of the screen. You can filter for peer reviewed within databases, too. These filters usually appear on the left side of the page but may look a little different. If you're unsure, just ask!