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How do I know if a journal is peer-reviewed?

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If you are searching for articles, certain databases will allow you to limit your search to peer-reviewed sources by checking a box or selecting a tab on the search screen.

Some interfaces that provide this option are Scholars Portal, EBSCO (ie. OneSearch, Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, Historical Abstracts) and ProQuest databases (ie. ProQuest Central, Political Science, Social Science and PsycArticles). 

The second option is to look at the journal itself. Do a web search on the journal to find their home page. Look for the journal's editorial statement or instructions to authors on the submission process. These sections will typically reference the peer-review process. 

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