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Kindrick, April. Health Psychology: Library Databases and Scholarly Articles

Library databases

Log in with your SPSCC email and password to access these databases.

Try this one first

Secondary databases

Narrowing to scholarly articles

What is a scholarly journal?

Scholarly journals

Scholarly articles are written by professors and usually undergo a rigorous review process by a committee of their peers before they can be published.

Example would be: Journal of Social Psychology

Traits of scholarly journals:

  • Authors have advanced degrees
  • Usually no color or advertising
  • Technical jargon
  • Lengthy articles
  • Authors cite their sources
  • Charts and graphs
  • Purpose is to further knowledge in the field
  • Audience is other scholars

The magazine Psychology Today is NOT a scholarly journal.

What scholarly journals look like