What does peer reviewed mean?
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Peer-reviewed and scholarly are terms that are often used interchangeably, but they do mean different things. Peer-reviewed articles have gone through a more rigorous review process by experts in the field.

View the videos and resources linked to this answer. In the HELP section of each database, you may find how the term is defined for that specific database and/or find a list of publications where it will state whether the publication is peer-reviewed. For instance, CINAHL recognizes four different types of peer-review; while PubMed does not provide a way to limit to peer-review. You can also go to a journal's website and view its Instructions for Authors or Editorial Review policy. In the instructions, it will state if an an article being submitted will be going through a peer-review process.

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