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Kindrick, April. Lifespan Psychology: Scholarly articles

Library databases

 

You will need your SPSCC email and password to access these databases. APA PsycArticles is probably best but you can look in the other two if you don't find what you need.

How to narrow to scholarly journals

How to narrow to scholarly on PsycArticles:

 

What is a scholarly peer reviewed journal?

Traits of scholarly articles:

  • Authors have advanced degrees (PhD or Master's)
  • Articles have undergone rigorous peer reviewed process
  • Usually no color or advertising
  • Technical jargon
  • Lengthy articles
  • Always a list of References at the end
  • Charts and graphs
  • Purpose is to further knowledge in the field
  • Audience is other scholars

Video on how to search for scholarly peer reviewed articles