Written by researchers and scholars, handbooks are an excellent sources to use to quickly learn the most important research literature on any given topic within the field of psychology.
We own nearly 300 psychological handbooks both in print (in the library) and ebook (online) formats.
To learn more about the difference between scholarly and popular journal articles, please watch this video from the Peabody Library at Vanderbilt University (3:11 minutes) ./a>
Check out this helpful tutorial from Purdue University, for ideas and suggestions that will explain the 'whys and hows' of reading scientific articles. It also discusses the common components of most scientific articles.
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