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Psychology: PSY 101

Resources for the Psychology courses taught at NMC

Where to Start?

Library Psychology encyclopedias

in the Reference Collection:   

Authoritative Website: 

 American Psychological Association 

National Institute of Mental Health

Finding Academic Videos

Credo Reference search box

This box will search all of your Credo Reference General Reference titles.

Scholarly Article Checklist

Characteristics of a scholarly journal article to help you identify them.

♦  Written by experts
authors credentials/biographical information is in the article.

♦  Abstract
 there is often an abstract at the beginning of the article explaining the basic findings reported. 

Specialized Content
: usually long in length, containing specialized vocabulary and reporting original research.

there is always a bibliography, footnotes or a works cited at the end of the article. 

What is a "Scholarly" Journal?

A brief video tutorial about peer-reviewed, scholarly sources.

How to Read a Scholarly Article