Research Article Search
Start searching scholarly, peer-reviewed research articles online through the LTCC library database. It does not necessarily have to be from a Physiological/Biological Psychology journal, but you will still need to make the connection later in the project. Don’t be fooled by the title; you want to read the abstract or even the introduction before you commit to your article. Make sure it’s something you understand and are interested in looking more deeply into. There is no date restriction; in other words, the article can be brand new, or more “historic” (say from the beginning of Physiological Psychology). There is no page minimum or limit. It’s about quality, not quantity.
LINKS – Please review all of these:
http://www.ltcc.edu/campusresources/library/databases.php. (Links to an external site.)
Research Assistance Request:
http://www.ltcc.edu/campusresources/library/researchassistance.php (Links to an external site.)
Doing a basic search:
http://support.ebsco.com/training/flash_videos/basic_search/basic_search.html (Links to an external site.)
Journal Alerts Tutorial:
http://support.ebsco.com/training/flash_videos/journal_alerts/journal_alerts.html (Links to an external site.)
After you have access, you can use any database that can give you access to the articles you may want. The KEY is to make sure it is a peer-reviewed and scholarly research article, not a popular publication such as Psychology Today, or a Dissertation or Thesis, or a chunk of somebody’s blog or text book.
What do you turn in?
A copy of the article. You must provide me with a copy of the article
The article submission is worth 25 points. If you select a popular publication (magazine, newspaper, blog report, etc) or someone’s thesis or dissertation instead of a peer reviewed scholarly research article I will deduct 10 points and tell you to initiate your search again until you come up with an appropriate article.
YOU MAY WANT TO SUBMIT WELL AHEAD OF THE DEADLINE TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO RESUBMIT IF NECESSARY.