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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

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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