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?

http://ndcproxy.mnpals.net/login?url=https://psycnet.apa.org/fulltext/2018-65356-005.html​

http://waterfordwhispersnews.com/2018/01/03/4-health-fads-to-start-in-2018/​

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2019/01/0
Find Articles
PsycARTICLES
Provides full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association and its affiliated associations.

Use a reference database to help you understand the professional jargon in a scholarly article.
Credo Reference
Credo logoCredo Reference contains dictionaries, general and subject encyclopedias, biographies, 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

 
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Cite Your Sources (APA)
APA Quick Guide
A guide to APA citation format based on the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual.

APA Formatting and Style Guide (OWL at Purdue)
APA (American Psychological Association) is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.