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  • 1. Psychology Research Lynn Cameron Liaison Librarian for Psychology
  • 2. Scholarly vs. popular
    • Whats the difference between a popular magazine with a scholarly journal?
  • 3. Scholarly vs. Popular
    • 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
    .
  • 4. Peer Review
    • What does it mean?
    • Why is it important?
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. 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
  • 7. 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
  • 8. Finding research articles
    • Where do you typically look for research articles from scholarly journals?
  • 9. PsycINFO
      • 1400+ journals
      • Books, chapters, dissertations
      • 27 languages from countries around the world
      • Abstracts
      • Links to full text for many articles
  • 10. Article is not online!
    • What do you do if you cant find an article online?
  • 11. 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)
  • 12. From one to many
    • Use references of book or article to find related sources
  • 13. 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
  • 14. 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.
    • Look for this in:
    • LEO
    • Periodical Locator
  • 15. Find this reference!
    • Bradley, M.M., 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?
    A B C
  • 16. Search for the Journal
  • 17. 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
  • 18. 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)