Psychology ResearchPsychology Research
Lynn CameronLynn Cameron
Liaison Librarian for PsychologyLiaison Librarian for Psyc...
Scholarly vs. popular
What’s the difference between a popular
magazine with a scholarly journal?
Scholarly vs. PopularScholarly vs. Popular
 Scholarly articles (journals)
 written by scholars or
experts
 have referen...
Peer Review
What does it mean?
Why is it important?
What is a peer-reviewed (refereed)What is a peer-reviewed (refereed)
scholarly journal?scholarly journal?
Articles are rev...
Types of Journal ArticlesTypes of Journal Articles
 ResearchResearch
Author reports on an experiment or analyzesAuthor r...
Research ReportResearch Report
 IntroductionIntroduction includes review of related literature andincludes review of rela...
Finding research articles
Where do you typically look for research
articles from scholarly journals?
PsycINFOPsycINFO
1400+ journals1400+ journals
Books, chapters, dissertationsBooks, chapters, dissertations
27 languages...
Article is not online!
What do you do if you can’t find an article
online?
From PsycINFO to full-textFrom PsycINFO to full-text
 To link to full textTo link to full text
 Find out if JMUFind out ...
From one to manyFrom one to many
 Use references of book or article to findUse references of book or article to find
rela...
What is this reference?What is this reference?
Bradley, M.M., Culthbert, B.N., & Lang, P.J.Bradley, M.M., Culthbert, B.N.,...
Does JMU Libraries have this?Does JMU Libraries have this?
Bradley, M.M., Culthbert, B.N., & Lang, P.J.Bradley, M.M., Cult...
Find this reference!Find this reference!
Bradley, M.M.,Bradley, M.M., Culthbert, B.N., & Lang, P.J.Culthbert, B.N., & Lang...
Search for the JournalSearch for the Journal
Periodical LocatorPeriodical Locator
Bradley, M.M., Culthbert, B.N., & Lang, P.J.Bradley, M.M., Culthbert, B.N., & Lang, P...
Subject Headings (Descriptors)
What is the subject term for Gazing?
(Look in PsycINFO)
Answer: Eye Fixation
What is the...
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Psychology Research

  1. 1. Psychology ResearchPsychology Research Lynn CameronLynn Cameron Liaison Librarian for PsychologyLiaison Librarian for Psychology
  2. 2. Scholarly vs. popular What’s the difference between a popular magazine with a scholarly journal?
  3. 3. Scholarly vs. PopularScholarly 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. 4. Peer Review What does it mean? Why is it important?
  5. 5. What is a peer-reviewed (refereed)What is a peer-reviewed (refereed) scholarly journal?scholarly journal? Articles are reviewed by experts on theArticles are reviewed by experts on the topic before being accepted fortopic before being accepted for publication.publication. This type of review is important to theThis type of review is important to the scholarly process.scholarly process.
  6. 6. Types of Journal ArticlesTypes of Journal Articles  ResearchResearch Author reports on an experiment or analyzesAuthor reports on an experiment or analyzes data that have been collecteddata that have been collected  ReviewReview Summarizes researchSummarizes research  Case StudyCase Study  TheoryTheory  Program DescriptionProgram Description  OpinionOpinion
  7. 7. Research ReportResearch Report  IntroductionIntroduction includes review of related literature andincludes review of related literature and statement of hypothesisstatement of hypothesis  MethodMethod gives description of subjects, instrument used,gives description of subjects, instrument used, proceduresprocedures  ResultsResults describes what the author learned from thedescribes what the author learned from the experiment, statisticsexperiment, statistics  DiscussionDiscussion talks about the significance of the resultstalks about the significance of the results  exampleexample
  8. 8. Finding research articles Where do you typically look for research articles from scholarly journals?
  9. 9. PsycINFOPsycINFO 1400+ journals1400+ journals Books, chapters, dissertationsBooks, chapters, dissertations 27 languages from countries around the world27 languages from countries around the world AbstractsAbstracts Links to full text for many articlesLinks to full text for many articles
  10. 10. Article is not online! What do you do if you can’t find an article online?
  11. 11. From PsycINFO to full-textFrom PsycINFO to full-text  To link to full textTo link to full text  Find out if JMUFind out if JMU Libraries has this itemLibraries has this item  To scan from a boundTo scan from a bound or micro journal (24or micro journal (24 hours - free)hours - free)  To obtain electronicTo obtain electronic copy from anothercopy from another library (8-10 days -library (8-10 days - free)free)
  12. 12. From one to manyFrom one to many  Use references of book or article to findUse references of book or article to find related sourcesrelated sources
  13. 13. What is this reference?What is this reference? Bradley, M.M., Culthbert, B.N., & Lang, P.J.Bradley, M.M., Culthbert, B.N., & Lang, P.J. (1990). Startle reflex modification:(1990). Startle reflex modification: Emotion or attention?Emotion or attention? Psychophysiology,Psychophysiology, 27,27, 513-522.513-522. This is a:This is a: a.a. BookBook b.b. Journal articleJournal article c.c. Article in a bookArticle in a book
  14. 14. Does JMU Libraries have this?Does JMU Libraries have this? Bradley, M.M., Culthbert, B.N., & Lang, P.J.Bradley, M.M., Culthbert, B.N., & Lang, P.J. (1990). Startle reflex modification:(1990). Startle reflex modification: Emotion or attention?Emotion or attention? Psychophysiology, 27,Psychophysiology, 27, 513-522.513-522. Look for this in:Look for this in: a.a. LEOLEO b.b. Periodical LocatorPeriodical Locator
  15. 15. Find this reference!Find this reference! Bradley, M.M.,Bradley, M.M., Culthbert, B.N., & Lang, P.J.Culthbert, B.N., & Lang, P.J. (1990).(1990). Startle reflex modification: EmotionStartle reflex modification: Emotion or attentionor attention?? PsychophysiologyPsychophysiology, 27,, 27, 513-522.513-522. Which part would you look up inWhich part would you look up in Periodical Locator?Periodical Locator? A B C
  16. 16. Search for the JournalSearch for the Journal
  17. 17. Periodical LocatorPeriodical Locator Bradley, M.M., Culthbert, B.N., & Lang, P.J.Bradley, M.M., Culthbert, B.N., & Lang, P.J. (1990). Startle reflex modification:(1990). Startle reflex modification: Emotion or attention?Emotion or attention? Psychophysiology,Psychophysiology, 27,27, 513-522.513-522. PsychophysiologyPsychophysiology (0048-5772)(0048-5772) Title details fromTitle details from ulrichsweb.comulrichsweb.com™™ from 07/01/1964 to 11/30/1996 infrom 07/01/1964 to 11/30/1996 in Blackwell-SynergyBlackwell-Synergy BackfilesBackfiles from 01/01/1997 to present in Blackwell-Synergyfrom 01/01/1997 to present in Blackwell-Synergy from 1998 to 2002 in Cambridge Journals Onlinefrom 1998 to 2002 in Cambridge Journals Online from 01/01/2003 to 1 year ago in Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collectionfrom 01/01/2003 to 1 year ago in Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
  18. 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)

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