Peer review is part of the publication process of scholarly articles. Professionals and scholars in the field read the manuscript to ensure that it is up to the standards of the journal.
Finding peer reviewed articles can be as simple as checking the box on the search page of ProQuest or Business Source Complete. If you're searching elsewhere and aren't sure whether an article is peer reviewed, your best bet is to go to the journal's website (use google to find it). Editorial policy is usually published under "about us" links or guidelines for authors.
Public Administration Research: Getting Started
Welcome to the EMPA LibGuide!
By using the University Library's resources instead of fishing around with Google, you are making a great decision that will save you time in the long run. Use the tabs at the top of the page to get started with library and web sources for your research.
You can always visit, call 415-442-7244, email, or IM a librarian, and you may also use the contact info on this page to reach me directly. Online assistance may only take you part way -- please feel free to schedule an in-person or phone consultation for research assistance tailored to your needs!
You need to find 20 scholarly sources for your capstone project. Watch this short (5 minutes) presentation on how to recognize appropriate sources. To see a bigger version, click here.