The simplest way to find a peer-reviewed article is to use a database helps you search for peer reviewed journals.
Look for a check box near the search box for Peer-Review or Scholarly Journals.
This will limit your search to articles in scholarly journals, but not necessarily to the research articles in those journals. To find only research articles:
Some of the databases that have Scholarly/Peer Reviewed check boxes are:
The following list, originally compiled by Cindy Schofield, MLIS, Ed.D; former Buley Library Technical Services Division Head (1999-2018), is a sampling of SCSU journal holdings that relate to the Women's & Gender Studies topics. These are primarily electronic journals. Clicking on the title should bring you to the journal. Since these are subscriptions you may be prompted for your campus username and password.