Office Location: Education Psychology Library, 2600 Tolman Hall
About this Guide
This assignment is intended to have you compare and contrast the writing style and information content between a popular press article and a peer reviewed primary research article that’s referencing a psychological phenomenon. The articles need to address the same area of interest (for example, depression and gender, love and crying, teenage norms and ostracism etc.), but do not have to necessarily be about the same exact experiment.
This assignment requires you to find a popular article from one of four sources -- Psychology Today, Time, Newsweek or Reader's Digest. The first three you can find in a source called Academic Search Complete. You can search them one at a time, or you can search all three at once. Screenshots below show you how to search all three on a topic of interest.
Combine Source and Topic
Find the SUBJECT
Combine Sources and Subject
Find Peer Reviewed Journals
This assignment requires that you find articles from specific peer reviewed journals. PsycINFO is a powerful database that lets you search these journals, and (many times) also download the complete article.
Search Peer Reviewed Journals
Find Topic (Descriptor)
Search on Descriptor
Combine Journals and Subject
Peer Reviewed Journals for Psych 1
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Journal of Social Psychology
Journal of Personality Psychology
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
Neuroscience and Behavioral Physiology
Journal of Neuroscience
American Journal of Psychology
Applied Cognitive Psychology
Culture and Psychology
Journal of Abnormal Psychology
Journal of Educational Psychology
Journal of Mind and Behavior
The European Journal of ## (## =’s any version)
Asian Journal of ##
Canadian Journal of ##
Journal of Applied Psychology
Journal of Research in Personality
Journal of Experimental Psychology: ##
Journal of Counseling and Clinical Psychology
Journal of Comparative Psychology
Journal of Counseling Psychology
Connecting from Off Campus?
You can access UCB Library resources from off campus or via your laptop or other mobile device using one of two simple methods. (NOTE: Using EndNote? Use VPN, not the Proxy Server)
Citation management tools help you manage your research, collect and cite sources, and create bibliographies in a variety of citation styles. Each one has its strengths and weaknesses, but any are easier than doing it by hand! The Library offersworkshops on Endnote, Zotero, and Refworks! Or contact your librarian for individual help.
Zotero: A free plug-in that works with the Firefox browser, or with other browsers via a standalone version: keeps copies of what you find on the web, permits tagging, notation, full text searching of your library of resources, works with Word, and has a free web backup service (for up to 300 mb). The library has created this handy guide to using Zotero.
RefWorks - free for UC Berkeley users. It allows you to create your own database by importing references and using them for footnotes and bibliographies. Use the RefWorksNew User Form to sign up.
It's always good to double check the formatting -- sometimes the software doesn't get it quite right.
Using APA 6th
"Cheat Sheets" -- very handy guides showing examples of the different types of citations formatted according to APA 6th, from Wake Forest, Purdue and Harvard.
The fulltext of APA 6th is not available online, but we do have print copies in the reference collection of the Social Welfare and EdPsych Libraries at BF76.7 P83 2010, and it's available at other libraries on campus as well.
APA Style & Format from Capella Writing Center, is designed to help you quickly understand the fundamentals you need to write a course paper that meets the APA guidelines. It also has a very helpful guide to how to handle those confusing DOIs.
Basics of APA Style -- tutorial from APA on how to how to structure and format your work, reduce bias in language, avoid charges of plagiarism, cite references in text and it provides selected reference examples. The APA Style Blog -- is searchable by topic and contains weekly posts by APA experts .
The Education Psychology Library reference desk is open for drop-in help Monday - Friday, 2-4 pm. Please come by, we like working with students! If none of these times work for you, contact me (phone number and email in contact box to the left.)