You might be asked to cite scholarly or peer-reviewed articles for your papers or projects. These terms are often used interchangeably, but they amount to much the same thing. A scholarly journal is one that contains articles authored by experts and reviewed by other experts. The article will be published only if it passes this peer review process. The "peers" who evaluate articles before they are published are called referees; sometimes you will hear the phrase refereed journal rather than peer-reviewed journal -- don't worry, they mean the same thing.
How to find peer-reviewed articles
Many of our databases have a limit function that narrows your search to journals that are peer reviewed.
Try a search in Quick Search and use the "Peer Reviewed Journals" limit function on the left.
Characteristics of a peer review journal
Typically, peer-review journals:
Are aimed towards scholars and specialists
Authors are specialists in the field & usually have a PhD
Content consists of research results, case studies, clinical studies, etc.