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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

Lynn Cameron

Liaison Librarian for Psychology


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Scholarly vs. popular

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


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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


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Peer Review

  • What does it mean?

  • Why is it important?


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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?


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Types of Journal Articles accepted for publication.

  • Research

    • Author reports on an experiment or analyzes data that have been collected

  • Review

    • Summarizes research

  • Case Study

  • Theory

  • Program Description

  • Opinion


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Research Report accepted for publication.

  • 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


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Finding research articles accepted for publication.

  • Where do you typically look for research articles from scholarly journals?


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PsycINFO accepted for publication.

  • 1400+ journals

  • Books, chapters, dissertations

  • 27 languages from countries around the world

  • Abstracts

  • Links to full text for many articles


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Article is not online! accepted for publication.

  • What do you do if you can’t find an article online?


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To link to full text accepted for publication.

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


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From one to many accepted for publication.

  • Use references of book or article to find related sources


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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?


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Does JMU Libraries have this? Startle reflex modification: Emotion or attention?

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

Look for this in:

  • LEO

  • Periodical Locator


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

Which part would you look up in Periodical Locator?

Find this reference!

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Search for the Journal Startle reflex modification: Emotion or attention?


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Periodical Locator Startle reflex modification: Emotion or attention?

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


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Subject Headings (Descriptors) Startle reflex modification: Emotion or attention?

  • 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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