Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Writing 101 (Merrill)

Writing in the Disciplines: Psychology

Goals

By the end of this class you will be able to:

  • determine high-impact journals in a specific field.
  • find relevant research and popular articles using effective search strategies & database functionality.
  • access articles through Get it at UC and/or Interlibrary Loan.
  • locate ongoing assistance for your research needs.

Pathway:

1. Access Reminder

  • VPN
  • Get it at UC

2. Journal Citation Reports

  • Journal Impact Factor (JIF)
  • Using JCR
  • JCR data in Web of Science

3. Source Characteristics

  • Scholarly Sources (Empirical Articles, Review Articles)
  • Popular Sources

4. Searching for Scholarly Sources

  • Search Strategies
    • AND/OR connectors
    • phrase searching
    • truncation
  • Recommended Databases
    • Web of Science
    • PsycInfo

5. Searching for Popular Sources

  • Determining the differences between popular, research, and review articles

7. Time to Search

  • Exploring your own topics
  • Finding scholarly (empirical, literature review)
  • Finding popular source

8. Feedback & Wrap-Up

  • Research assistance
  • Debrief

Library Instructor

Profile Photo
Sara Davidson Squibb
Contact:
Library Office 275D
209-205-8237