There are several ways you can find out if a journal is peer-reviewed.
1) Check the home page of the journal. Generally if a journal is peer-reviewed, they are not going to be shy to say so.
2) Use the 'peer-reviewed journal' limiters on databases such as EBSCO, Articles Express. Note: The vast majority of content on ScienceDirect is peer-reviewed as well.
3) Insert the word "peer-reviewed" in your search on other databases.
4) Use Ulrich's Web to search for a journal title. If a journal is peer-reviewed, it will have this icon on the left hand side:
Click here to search across a wide range of animal studies-related databases simultaneously. This is a good starting point, but will not support in-depth searches.
These databases are useful when searching for articles in the biodiversity subject area.
'Notornis' is the Journal and 'Birds New Zealand' is the Magazine of the Ornithological Society of New Zealand. Click here for online versions of articles from the latest editions.
(Walter, P. (n.d.). Spider nest built in a bush near the Whatipu swamp. Retrieved from Encyclopedia Britannica ImageQuest https://quest.eb.com/search/115_2689655/1/115_2689655)