Q. How can I tell if a journal is peer-reviewed or scholarly?
Journals generally state their peer-reviewed status in the editorial section of the journal issue. However, in the online world, this information may be hard to find. If you are searching for articles in CINAHL or PsycINFO, there is a way that you can limit your results to peer-reviewed journals only. Simply check the box next to Peer-Reviewed in the Limits section of the main search screen.
The library also has the print version of Ulrich's Periodical Directory, which notes this status. You can contact the AskUs desk at 402-559-6221, 866-800-5209 (toll-free), or firstname.lastname@example.org with the title of your journal and we can look the information up for you.