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.

PSY 216 - Psychology of Gender: Find Articles

Why Articles?

Articles come from a variety of sources including newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals.

Articles are useful because...

1. They are current

2. They cover very specific aspects of a particular topic

3. Articles from scholarly journals provide current research for very specific topics, and are peer-reviewed

Scholarly vs Non-Scholarly Resources

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.

More information:

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.

    Magazine, Newspaper, and Journal Articles

    Use the following online databases to find both popular and scholarly/peer-reviewed articles.  Each database allows you to refine your search in many ways:  by adding keywords, by date, by type of publication, and many other features.  You can print, save or email articles and also get the APA citation.

    You can also view all Magazine, Newspaper, and Journal Article databases.

    Can you spot the NOT-Scholarly Journal?

    Some of the hallmarks of a scholarly journal are:

    • Looks boring!
    • No Kardashians on the cover!
    • No sexy people on the cover!
    • No PEOPLE on the cover, even!
    • No articles about sculpting your abs or buttocks!
    • No or few colorful ads!
    • Will never see for sale at the grocery store!
    • Really expensive!
    • Articles are often long! 
    • Articles have long titles with big words!
    • Articles have multiple authors!
    • Articles contain statistical tables!
    • They're meant to inform & educate, not sell!
    • All of this means QUALITY you can trust!
    • I'm tired of shouting!