Peer review is the academic standard for original, quality scholarship.
The purpose of peer reviewed publications is to report on original research and make information available to the academic world.
The author's peers read a paper submitted for publication.
Several recognized researchers in the field evaluate an article and recommend its publication, revision, or rejection.
Peer review looks for validity, originality, clarity, completeness.
Articles accepted for publication after peer review meet the discipline's standards of expertise.
Books and Book Chapters also go through Peer Review!
The best place to start your search for peer reviewed articles is in a Library Database. After conducting your initial keyword search, look for a checkbox with the words “peer reviewed” to limit your article results to peer reviewed articles. This option is often found on either the right or the left side of the results page in a database.