This library guide points you in the direction of some basic library resources for completing library assignments and writing research papers in this course. Many of these resources are available from the library's homepage at http://www.library.pfw.edu/, so you may want to bookmark both the homepage and this guide.
Here are some resources to get you started:
Listed below is a selection of recommended journals for research on topics in this course. Titles followed by a call number are shelved in the library's printed periodical collection on the second floor. Library holdings for titles with an * can be accessed by typing the title into E-Journal Finder on the library's home page. Articles in journals which the library does not own can be requested free of charge by students through Document Delivery Services described elsewhere in this guide.
*Adolescence (HQ793 .A44 1981 to present)
*Journal of Youth and Adolescence (HQ796 .J625 1985-1990, 1992 to present)
Journal of Early Adolescence
*Journal of Adolescence
Journal of Adolescent Research
*Journal of Research on Adolescence
*Developmental Psychology (BF699 .D48 1969 to present)
*Child Development (HQ750.A1 C45 1930 to present)
*Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal
*The British Journal of Developmental Psychology
*International Journal of Behavioral Development
University instructors often ask students to use articles from scholarly journals rather than from popular magazines for their research assignments. The following Is Your Journal Scholarly? (PDF) summarizes major differences between scholarly journals and popular magazines. Which type of source have you located?
The most frequently recommended style guide for psychology papers is the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, sometimes referred to as the APA style guide. Two copies of the most recent edition of this guide are located at the Library's Service Desk for a limited check-out time, in library-use only. The APA also presents useful examples of Electronic Reference Formats Recommended by the American Psychological Association on its website.Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL) also has an excellent guide to APA style: Purdue OWL: APA Formatting and Style Guide. Finally, search results retrieved from the PsycINFO database can be printed, emailed or saved in APA format.
Use Library Search to find books, periodicals (scholarly journals, popular magazines, newspapers, and other serials), or other library materials such as music CDs, electronic resources, and videos. Books, printed periodicals, and other library materials are shelved in call number order.
A-N = 3rd Floor | P-Z = 4th Floor | Reference = 1st Floor
Looking for something not in Library Search? Try Worldcat linked below.
When you do not find enough information via the library catalog, try using the WorldCat catalog. WorldCat is a worldwide library catalog containing records from most academic and larger public libraries worldwide. You can use the "Request Item through Document Delivery" button to order materials that are not available at the Purdue Fort Wayne library.