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Peer Reviewed Sources


How do you find peer reviewed literature when you are searching within a database?

  • CINAHL, PsycINFO, Academic Search Premier, and SPORTDiscus provide an option to limit your retrieval to peer reviewed sources. After you run your search in one of these databases, apply the peer review limit to restrict your results to content published in sources that are characterized as peer reviewed by the database producer.
  • Remember that not all databases provide the option to limit retrieval to peer reviewed sources. For example, in MEDLINE and Embase you must determine if the journal where your article is published is peer reviewed.