USModernist® Library scans US architecture magazines and make them freely available to the public - in text- searchable, printable, and downloadable pdfs. Titles include: Progressive Architecture, Architectural Forum, Architectural Record, AIA Journal, Architect, Architecture, and more.
designinform Research Guides: Free-access, digitized art, architecture, design and craft pre-1923 journals.
SuperSearch is a great place to start for journal articles, books and almost everything else the library has, in one easy to use interface.
For searching with more focus and precision, try one of the databases recommended on this guide.
One of the best places to find out if a journal is peer-reviewed is to go to the journal web site. If you find the journal web site, look for the link that says information for authors, instructions for authors, submitting an article or something similar.
Another place to find out if the journal is peer-reviewed is to use one of the online databases such as Ulrichsweb. This directory gives you useful information about a specific journal including if it is peer-reviewed. You'll see the symbol next to the journal title if it's peer-reviewed (Refereed).
For searching with precision, try one of these databases.
These databases contain a combination of full text articles and citation information about articles, book chapters, or books that link to the full-text.