Answered By: Deborah Kelley-Milburn
Last Updated: Sep 18, 2015     Views: 54

Peer reviewed articles are written by recognized experts, show attention to detail, often include footnotes or bibliographies, identifying the source of material.  “Refereed” means that the article was evaluated and either accepted or rejected by a scholarly editorial board or panel of experts before publication. Many periodical indexes that are part of Harvard's e-resources will allow you to filter your search to include only those results from peer-reviewed journals.