What is a Scholarly or "Peer-Reviewed" Journal?


It is important to recognize the differences between scholarly ('peer-reviewed') journals and popular magazines.

Scholarly Journals:

Examples: American Historical Review, Journal of Abnormal Psychology

Popular Magazines:

Examples: Men's Health, U.S. News and World Report, Rolling Stone

Proquest and other article databases allow you to limit to only scholarly (or PEER-REVIEWED) journals. Other databases contain only articles from scholarly journals. If you are not certain if your journal is scholarly or if you do not know how to limit to scholarly journals in your search, ASK AT THE REFERENCE DESK.