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EUREKA!: Mellon College of Science First-Year Experience: Peer-Review
A database that provides extensive information on journals, including whether they are peer-reviewed (also called refereed).
Finding Peer-Reviewed Articles
Determine whether the journal is peer-reviewed
Determine the article type (not all articles in a peer-reviewed journal are actually peer-reviewed):
Primary research articles and review are often peer-reviewed
Opinion pieces, book reviews, and news articles are not
Look for a series of dates at the beginning or end of a research paper that indicate when the article was submitted and accepted - these usually indicate that an article went through a peer-review process