When searching library databases for articles, you can usually limit your results to peer-reviewed journals by using the Advanced Search and selecting "peer-reviewed", "academic", or "scholarly". Each database is slightly different, look for limiters using these words to narrow your results and save you time. See some examples of what to look for below.
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Scholarly, Academic or Peer-Reviewed journals are important sources of quality information within a given field. Each field of study or profession has its own set of academic journals. It is in these journals that scholars and experts share research findings with each other. The articles are written by scholars, experts, researcher or academics and the author(s) is(are) always stated. The authors are not employed by the journal, they usually work at a college or university, research lab, or in the field.
Peer-reviewed articles are judged by a panel of experts before they are published. These are quality sources which usually contain bibliographic references and original research.
Here's an example of a peer-reviewed journal article.
Most include a list of references.
The citations usually look something like this