Publishing without peer review - articles are submitted, selected and possibly modified by the editor, and published.
Publishing with peer review - submitted articles are reviewed by other experts in the field before being accepted for publication.
In some databases, the filter or limit for peer-reviewed journals refers to them as Academic or Scholarly journals. In this context, they are the same thing: credible journals in the academic field are peer-reviewed.
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Often you will get more results than you need.
Many databases have limits, or refinements, that allow you to restrict your results even further.
One restriction, for example, is to limit to scholarly or academic journal articles
You can also limit to recent articles, say in the last four or five years.
You may restrict even further to peer-reviewed articles, which have gone through a quality review process before publishing
Some databases will also allow you to limit further by choosing major sub-topics within your results.
You can also use similar limits in the Library's QuickSearch resource
Here the limit is called peer-reviewed journals. Like academic or refereed articles, these are journal articles which are reviewed for quality before they are published, and have more academic credibility.
Once again, you can also limit by year of publication.
And again, you can also limit by major sub-topic within your results.
Use the box below to search the Library's QuickSearch for journal articles on online education and nursing.
Library QuickSearch - items on the shelves or in the Library's electronic collections and subscriptions
Use ERIC below to type "online education" AND nursing. (please change nursing to your own discipline, such as engineering or business).
With this free version of ERIC you have to limit to peer reviewed articles at the time of searching, by ticking the Peer reviewed only checkbox, rather than adding it as a refinement after you search.
After you have searched, click the Since 2011 (last 5 years) link in the Publication Date box on the left.