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PY103: Intro to Psychology: Home


This research guide is assist students in PY103 to find articles about fandom in psychology research resources available through the Monmouth University Library.

Research Process Tutorial

Access to Databases

All Monmouth University students, faculty and staff have access to subscription databases on campus.

Remote access to databases requires entry of username and password (same as email) for verification.

Many databases provide full text access to journals. However, you can use the GET ARTICLE icon to search for full text coverage of the title you need in one of the other databases.

Journal Locator

Use the Journal Locator to see if the Library has access to a journal or periodical.

Research Worksheet

Research Worksheet

1. What is your topic?


2. Write down the research question you want to answer regarding your topic and underline key concepts.


3. Write the key concepts down at the top of each column and brainstorm other terms. Try to use broader, narrower, and related terms.

Keyword       __________________    AND  Keyword       ___________________   

Related Term __________________            Related Term ___________________     

                       __________________                                  ___________________    

4. Use the terms you identified above to search in the library databases. Write down the database you searched and the key words that provided the best results.

Database:                                         Search terms:


Database:                                         Search terms:

Best Bets for Psychology Articles

Start with the following Monmouth University subscription databases to find journal articles. 


Scholarly & Peer Reviewed   Beyond Library Collection
Advanced Search

Popular Magazines vs Scholarly Journals






 All readers

 Scholars and students


 Glossy paper, many ads and   pictures 

 Research articles with charts   and graphics, few pictures


 Freelance writers or journalists   hired by magazine 

 Professors, scholars or   teachers in the field


 Entertain and inform

 Publish new research in the   field


 Very few citations

 References are listed at the   end of each article


 Articles reviewed by magazine’s   editors

 Articles undergo peer-review   by scholars within the same   field


 Weekly or monthly

 Published a few times a year,  quarterly


 Time, People

 Higher Education Research   and  Development




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