Use our The Journal Locator to information about a journal, including whether it is peer-reviewed and the extent of our electronic holdings.
A peer-reviewed or refereed journal is one in which manuscripts submitted by authors are reviewed by experts on the topic before being accepted for publication in the journal.
Articles in some scholarly and professional journals are not peer-reviewed, but are selected by an editor or board. So all peer-reviewed journals are scholarly; but not all scholarly journals are peer-reviewed.
Peer-reviewed journals can be identified in sources such as our Journal Locator.
Types of Sources and Where to Find Them, Part 1: Primary Sources (10 minute video with transcript - opens in a new window)
Types of Sources and Where to Find Them, Part 2: Secondary Sources ( 5 minute video with transcript - opens in a new window)
These videos were created by the University Library at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.