Research Guide for

PSYC 2210 Developmental Psychology: Life Span (Reigstad)

In-person Class: Scholarly Articles

Scholarly journals, also called peer-reviewed journals or academic journals, contain articles written by experts in their fields. They will be complex, in-depth, and contain lots of references.

Salem Health PsycArticles contains articles published in academic journals about psychology. Remember to use the Age Group and Methodology limiters (on the left side of the results list).

Minneapolis Tribune (Historical) PubMed is a database with articles on life sciences and biomedical topics. Be sure to limit your searches to full-text or full-text free (on the left side of the results list) so you can view the articles you find.

Online Class: Sandwich Generation

For this assignment, you will be researching the sandwich generation based on 1 of 5 roles. I've grouped databases based on these roles and what types of informaiton you'll be looking for.

This encyclopedia article on the sandwich generation will be a great starting point: click here.

Databases useful to all groups:
Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary database designed specifically for academic institutions. It includes articles from academic journals, popular magazines, and major newspapers.

JSTOR
JSTOR contains hundreds of scholarly journals from all disciplines. Full text coverage varies by journal.


PsycARTICLES
Provides full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association and its affiliated associations.

1. United States Lobbyist. Bacground and general aspects of the sandwich generation in the U.S, including history, forecasts, statistics. Sociopolitical view.

Note: navigate to the United States page for the below 2 databases:
A to Z the World
Country reports for 175 countries include basic geography and political information as well as descriptions of business culture, human rights and religious freedom information, and travel warnings.

CountryWatch Country Reviews
An up-to-date source of information on countries of the world. CountryWatch provides both basic statistic and in-depth information on political and social conditions.

Daily Life through History
Daily Life Through HistoryDaily Life Online is a database providing information on the daily lives of people around the world. The content includes books, articles, images, maps, primary documents, and more.   Note - Look specifically at "A New Millenium, 1991-present," which has info on the daily lives of families for China, Russia, Vietnam, and Islamic countries. Within those pages, the section you want is "Domestic Life."

3. Healthcare Professional. Medical aspects, as well as help you can provide as a medical professional. Medical viewpoint.

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Database
Full text articles from over 900 nursing and allied health publications.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text
Search 3,000+ journals in nursing and allied health back to 1937 covering nursing, biomedicine, alternative/complementary medicine, and consumer health. CINAHL includes health care books, dissertations, standards of practice, and evidence-based care sheets.

MEDLINE/PubMed
PubMed contains citations to articles in MEDLINE and other sources. Selected full text articles available. Click the Find Full Text button with the Normandale logo to see if the full text of the article is available in another database.

4. Therapeutic Supporter. Looking at emotional support field (therapist, social worker, etc.), research effects of being part of the sandwich generation, as well as help you can provide, from a psychological viewpoint.

PsycARTICLES
Provides full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association and its affiliated associations.

JSTOR
JSTOR contains hundreds of scholarly journals from all disciplines. Full text coverage varies by journal.


5. Referral Specialist. Look at resources--businesses, groups, technology, living situations, or anything else tangible--for the sandwich generation in Minnesota. What is available to people in MN right now? For support services, what are the costs, what do they do, and who do they help?

Minnesota Government links:
Minnesota Help - Look at Child Care and Family Support Services links
Minnesota Social Services 
Minnesota Department of Human Services 
Hennepin County Child Care License

Online Class: Bronfenbrenner's Model

For the online version of PSYC 2210, you will need to find 1 peer-reviewed article that uses Bronfenbrenner's bioecological model.

Search these databases with these terms:
Bronfenbrenner bioecological model
Bronfenbrenner model
bioecological model
Bronfenbrenner microsystem (or mesosystem, exosystem, macrosystem, or chronosystem)

Remember to limit to peer-reviewed and full text (if options are available).

PsycARTICLES
Provides full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association and its affiliated associations.

MEDLINE/PubMed
PubMed contains citations to articles in MEDLINE and other sources. Selected full text articles available. Click the Find Full Text button with the Normandale logo to see if the full text of the article is available in another database.

ERIC (EBSCOhost)
ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1,300,000 records and links to more than 317,000 full-text documents.

JSTOR
JSTOR contains hundreds of scholarly journals from all disciplines. Full text coverage varies by journal.

 

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What do scholarly articles look like?

Scholarly articles have common attributes that are often represented with section headings, which are common sections of a research article. They can include: abstract, literature review, methods, summary, conclusion, discussion, bibliography, charts or graphs.

Scholarly articles are easy to spot because they are long, often contain no pictures, have lots of references, and are complex and in-depth.

Parts of a Research Article
  1. Abstract
    1. A summary of the article. ALWAYS read the abstract—it will tell you whether the article is relevant to your topic or not.
  2. Introduction
    1. Introduces the topic, gives context and history, demonstrates why it’s important.
  3. Methodology/Methods
    1. Detail how the experiment is conducted.
  4. Results
    1. Shows the basic results of the experiment.
  5. Discussion
    1. Interprets the results of the experiment and explains what they mean.
  6. Conclusion
    1. Summary of findings; where to go next with this kind of research.
  7. References
    1. A list of references/sources the authors use in the article.

Chose Keywords

What is a library database? This video will explain what a database is and show the difference between general and subject-specific library databases. 























This video will explain how to search a databse.



 

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Access Databases from Off Campus

Access Databases from Off Campus
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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.