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Psychology Research. Lynn Cameron Liaison Librarian for Psychology. Scholarly vs. popular. What’s the difference between a popular magazine with a scholarly journal?. Scholarly vs. Popular. . Scholarly articles (journals) written by scholars or experts have references for works cited

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psychology research

Psychology Research

Lynn Cameron

Liaison Librarian for Psychology

scholarly vs popular
Scholarly vs. popular

What’s the difference between a popular magazine with a scholarly journal?

scholarly vs popular3
Scholarly vs. Popular

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  • Scholarly articles (journals)
    • written by scholars or experts
    • have references for works cited
    • usually peer reviewed
  • Popular articles, (magazine and newspapers)
    • may be written by authors who have no expertise on the topic
    • written for the general public
    • no references
peer review
Peer Review
  • What does it mean?
  • Why is it important?
what is a peer reviewed refereed scholarly journal
Articles are reviewed by experts on the topic before being accepted for publication.

This type of review is important to the scholarly process.

What is a peer-reviewed (refereed) scholarly journal?
types of journal articles
Types of Journal Articles
  • Research
    • Author reports on an experiment or analyzes data that have been collected
  • Review
    • Summarizes research
  • Case Study
  • Theory
  • Program Description
  • Opinion
research report
Research Report
  • Introduction includes review of related literature and statement of hypothesis
  • Method gives description of subjects, instrument used, procedures
  • Results describes what the author learned from the experiment, statistics
  • Discussion talks about the significance of the results
  • example
finding research articles
Finding research articles
  • Where do you typically look for research articles from scholarly journals?
psycinfo
PsycINFO
  • 1400+ journals
  • Books, chapters, dissertations
  • 27 languages from countries around the world
  • Abstracts
  • Links to full text for many articles
article is not online
Article is not online!
  • What do you do if you can’t find an article online?
from psycinfo to full text
To link to full text

Find out if JMU Libraries has this item

To scan from a bound or micro journal (24 hours - free)

To obtain electronic copy from another library (8-10 days - free)

From PsycINFO to full-text
from one to many
From one to many
  • Use references of book or article to find related sources
what is this reference
Bradley, M.M., Culthbert, B.N., & Lang, P.J. (1990). Startle reflex modification: Emotion or attention? Psychophysiology, 27, 513-522.

This is a:

Book

Journal article

Article in a book

What is this reference?
does jmu libraries have this
Does JMU Libraries have this?

Bradley, M.M., Culthbert, B.N., & Lang, P.J. (1990). Startle reflex modification: Emotion or attention? Psychophysiology, 27, 513-522.

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  • LEO
  • Periodical Locator
find this reference
Bradley, M.M., Culthbert, B.N., & Lang, P.J. (1990). Startle reflex modification: Emotion or attention? Psychophysiology, 27, 513-522.

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periodical locator
Periodical Locator

Bradley, M.M., Culthbert, B.N., & Lang, P.J. (1990). Startle reflex modification: Emotion or attention? Psychophysiology, 27, 513-522.

Psychophysiology (0048-5772)    Title details from ulrichsweb.com™

from 07/01/1964 to 11/30/1996 in Blackwell-Synergy Backfiles

from 01/01/1997 to present in Blackwell-Synergy

from 1998 to 2002 in Cambridge Journals Online

from 01/01/2003 to 1 year ago in Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

subject headings descriptors
Subject Headings (Descriptors)
  • What is the subject term for Gazing?

(Look in PsycINFO)

    • Answer: Eye Fixation
  • What is the subject term for helping behavior?
    • Assistance (social behavior)
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