Academic and Scholarly are alternate terms often used to indicate that an article has been reviewed by experts in the field prior to publication

First look for icons in the short description of the article in your search results.  An Academic Journal article icon indicates that this article is, in fact, peer-reviewed.

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If the article database doesn’t include descriptive icons, you can do a web search for the journal. When you find the appropriate homepage, look for a link called Author Guidelines or Journal Information (or similar terms). That page will describe the publication and what types of articles it features. Look (or search) for the word peer-reviewed in the text.

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If you’re still not sure, search the journal title in Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory.  A referee icon next to the title indicates that the publication is peer-reviewed.

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