Your instructor may ask you to use only scholarly resources for your paper.
Scholarly (peer-reviewed) sources include books and articles published in scholarly journals, encyclopedias, and books. These sources are reviewed by a panel of experts in that particular field, and are often published by a professional association or a university press. These experts ensure the information published is credible before accepting it for publication.
Non-Scholarly sources include websites, magazines, newspapers, and books that undergo no expert review prior to publishing.
Check with your instructor if you plan to use non-scholarly sources and use the CRAAP test to evaluate them.
Since doing research is a little like shopping, you can borrow two simple techniques from the real world for improving your results:
Seriously, these two tips go a long way. Still stumped? Ask a librarian for help.
Displayed below are possible subject database categories for finding articles on Abnormal Psychology topics. Be sure to click on the "Go" button:
List of Recommended Databases by Name:
A typical Advanced Search screen in a Database:
Or, to search multiple databases at the same time, try the Advanced Search mode in MEGASearch:
Some of the hallmarks of a scholarly journal are: