Research Guide for

PSYC 1110 Introduction to Psychology (Tix)


Scholarly and Popular Articles

What is the difference between a scholarly and popular article?

And what about fake news, and how do we know if it is fake? 

Look at this site: Associated Press Not Real News
Take a look at the stories for this week. Did you see any of these on social media? Did you think any of them were real?


Here are three examples. Which is scholarly and which is popular? What clues do you have? Which one is fake or has non-credible information. How do you know?​​

Find Articles

Articles on psychology topics from journals published by the APA (American Psychological Association).

Use a reference database to help you understand the professional jargon in a scholarly article.
Credo Reference
Credo logoArticles from dictionaries, general and subject encyclopedias, handbooks, atlases, and more.

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Evaluate Source Credibility

Evaluate each source you use with CAPPS!
Consider the source's –
C = Currency
A = Author
P = Publication
P = Point of View
S = Sources

More info about CAPPS pdf

Cite Your Sources (APA)

APA Quick Guide (PDF)
A guide to APA citation format based on the 7th edition of the APA Publication Manual.

APA Formatting and Style Guide (OWL at Purdue)
A comprehensive guide to APA formatting and style (7th edition). See examples of APA formats for papers, References lists, in-text citations, footnotes, and more.