Peer-reviewed journals also known as referred journals are:
Scholarly publications that go through a rigorous review process by 3-5 scholars in the field before being publishing the articles.
Because these articles have been through this review process, articles in peer-reviewed journals are good sources of evidence-based information.
If you cannot find information about the peer-reviewed status of a journal, search the title of the journal in Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory. Ulrich's has basic information about all journals that are currently being published, and indicates whether a journal is peer-reviewed or refereed.
Numerous Library databases provide access to peer-reviewed articles, the following databases are recommendations for social work research.