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Peer review is the accepted standard indicator of quality scholarship.
Scholarly articles are signed by the authors, include extensive bibliographies, and are published by academic presses and scientific societies. These articles are peer reviewed by experts in a field for validity, originality, clarity, completeness, and bibliographic honesty. Once they have evaluated the work, those scholars and researchers recommend its publication, revision, or rejection. Articles accepted for publication through the peer review process implicitly meet the discipline's expected standards of expertise.
The best place to search for peer reviewed articles is a Library Database. After doing your keyword search, look for a checkbox with the words “peer reviewed” or "scholarly" to limit your article results to peer reviewed articles. This checkbox is often found on the right or the left side of the results page.