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PSY 322 Adulthood & Old Age (Weinstein): News Assignment Part (1) Searching a news source

Science of Developmental Psychology in the News

STOP - Before you search for an article, think about what topic interests you? 

Think about hot topics today, review your class notes and your textbook in order to come up with a topic (or two) to try searching for.  This should include an age group you are interested in (covered in your course).

Remember if you need assistance contact your librarian...

The Science of Developmental Psychology in the News

Where to start - Part (1) of assignment:

Accessing developmental psychology related articles through library databases:

* Remember online free versions of newspapers/magazines are not identical to the print copies we have available online through the library databases. Also, online supposedly free versions or newspapers/magazines/academic journals often limit access and ask you to pay - the library does not.

 

                                                                                              

Searching an academic psychology journal:

What you will find: an article detailing original research, an actual study, reviewed by professionals in the field and written for students and professionals in the field

  • Monitor of Psychology is a freeely accessible journal and can be searched by clicking here  (be sure to limit your results to published within the past year)
  • Additional academic psychology journals can be found by searching any of the following databases: PsycArticles / PsycINFO  (be sure to limit your results to published within the past year and limit by scholarly or peer reviewed journals under Advanced Search options)  

 

 

                                                           

Searching a newspaper:

What you will find: an article summarizing/referring to a study that has been done, written for the general public

  • The New York Times can be searched by clicking here (be sure to limit your results to published within the past year under Advanced Search options)
  • The Boston Globe can be searched by clicking here (be sure to limit your results to published within the past year under Advanced Search options)
  • Additional newspapers can be found by searching the following database (be sure to limit your results to published within the past year under Advanced Search options)

 

 

                                                              

Searching a magazine:

What you will find: an article summarizing/referring to a study that has been done, written for the general public

  • Psychology Today can be searched by clicking here, then selecting ABI/INFORM Complete database (be sure to limit your results to published within the past year under Advanced Search options)
  • Time can be searched by clicking here, then selecting Academic Search Premier (be sure to limit your results to published within the past year under Advanced Search options)
  • Search for another news magazine by title in our periodicals directory 

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