My lecturer says I need to find peer-reviewed journal articles for my assignment – what does peer-reviewed mean?
Many journals require articles they publish to be peer-reviewed. This means that the articles have been evaluated by ‘peers’ (or researchers of a similar standing to the authors).
If you are searching in Library Search, you can limit your search result to ‘articles from scholarly publications, including peer-review’ using the tick-box near the top of the ‘Refine Your Search’ options.
If you want to be certain that an article/journal you are looking at is peer-reviewed, you can also look up the journal title in Ulrichsweb and check that it is listed as ‘refereed‘ (another term for peer-reviewed).