Answered By: Debra Oswald
Last Updated: Nov 24, 2015     Views: 1516

Most academic journals are peer reviewed, but not all. Typically you can tell if there are the words "journal", "review" or "quarterly" in the title and the source of the publication is from an academic source (a university press, for example). However, these are not always clear cut. This chart can help explain some of the differences between periodicals. -

If you are searching for nursing articles, the CINAHL database can help. You need to do an advanced search, and towards the bottom of the page select "Peer-reviewed" and under the option Special Interest, select "evidence-based practice". That will give you articles on evidence-based practice from peer-reviewed journals.

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