Peer Review is a process that journals use to ensure the articles they publish represent the best scholarship currently available. When an article is submitted to a peer reviewed journal, the editors send it out to other scholars in the same field (the author's peers) to get their opinion on the quality of the scholarship, its relevance to the field, its appropriateness for the journal, etc.
Publications that don't use peer review (Time, Cosmo, Salon) just rely on the judgement of the editors whether an article is up to snuff or not. That's why you can't count on them for solid, scientific scholarship. --University of Texas at Austin
The databases listed in this Research Guide are available only to Truckee Meadows Community College students, faculty and staff. You will need your TMCC credentials (Username and Password) to access them off-campus.
In most of these databases, you must check Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals, usually before you click Search, or modify the search after you have received your results. Check with the Reference Librarian to determine if a journal article is peer reviewed.
This sample peer-reviewed article is from EBSCO's Professional Development Collection database.
The search term used is "autism and elementary and classroom management." The Peer-Reviewed (Scholarly) box is checked.
EBSCO provides a citation for the works cited or references page of a paper. Simply click the icon in the menu on the left side of the article summary to get a list of citations in various formats.