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PSY252: Child Development (Rossi): Articles & Databases

Finding Articles through the BCC Libraries

BCC Libraries offer a variety of databases in which you can locate magazine, newspaper, trade, and scholarly journal articles.  The databases below have been chosen especially for research in PSY252, Child Development.

Databases for Topics in Child Psychology

What is Peer Reviewed?

 

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What is Peer Review in 3 Minutes

Why should I look for academic articles?

Why should you do research in academic journals?

  • Academic journal articles are often authored by scholars active in a particular field
  • Academic journal articles provide a close look at a particular topic
  • Academic journal articles often provide data to support their findings
  • Academic journal articles can lead readers to other sources through their bibliographies

If you find one good article that supports your research, you can use the bibliography at the end of the paper to locate further research.

How to Read a Scholarly Article

 

Image "Reading a Scholarly Article"  published by Brandeis Library (CC by NC-SA).

Tips for Searching in Databases