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Tips for Reading Scholarly Journal Articles in Psychology


This guide covers the following information: 

  • Information on the different components of an APA style paper. Nearly all scholarly articles in the field of psychology follow the same format. This guide will describe the different sections for you, and tell you a little bit about how to use each section. 
  • An overview the different types of articles and methodologies that are standard in the field of psychology. 
  • A brief introduction on how to format papers and citations in APA stye, plus guidance on how to find more information. 
  • A short list of resources that are commonly used to find research in the field of psychology.