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PSYC1001 Introductory Psychology: Welcome

Find resources for your research assignment(s) in PSYC1001.

Research Assignment

Article Review: After learning about social science research and peer reviewed articles, it is your turn to complete an article review.  Pick a topic related to psychology that is of interest and choose an article that relates to your topic.

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Print Periodicals

The following periodicals are available in print in the Library.

For a complete listing of titles owned by the Library, visit the Periodicals guide.

Periodicals Defined

Periodicals are publications which are issued at regular intervals, such as journals, magazines, and newspapers.

To help you identify different periodicals, refer to the Types of Periodicals guide.

Empirical Research

Empirical Research is based on actual and objective observation and experimentation rather than theories or beliefs.

Empirical research articles should describe & discuss the results of empirical research studies. These articles can be found in academic (peer-reviewed) journals and often contain the following sections:

  • Abstract (Summary)
  • Introduction (Including literature review)
  • Methods or Methodology
  • Results
  • Discussion and/or Conclusion
  • References (Bibliography)

Parts of an Annotated Bibliography

An annonation may include some or all of these parts: 

  • a citation to the source 
  • qualifications of the author(s)
  • purpose or scope of the work
  • topics covered
  • summary of findings or conclusions
  • audience or reading level
  • bias or standpoint of author(s)
  • relationship to works in the field
  • format/special features
  • relevance to your own research