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How to find your psychology research study article for Professor Purcell's "Abstracting a Psychology Research Study" assignment
Last Updated: Oct 24, 2017 URL: Print Guide
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Don't Know What to Type?

If you don’t know what to type in, go through your class notes and textbook and find topics that you find interesting. It should somehow have some sort of impact on your lfe, personally or professionally. Or take a look at these suggestions.


Instructions from Professor Purcell

Here are Professor Purcell's instructions, "Abstracting a Psychology Research Study." (With helpful notes written by a student!)


How To Find Your Psychology Research Study Article

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  1. Go to the Library’s homepage:
  2. Click: COM Databases
  3. Click: EBSCO Databases
  4. Scroll down and click: Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
  5. If you are off campus, you'll be prompted for your MyCOM username and password
  6. Type in your words and start searching.  Example: depression
  7. Once you find an article with the proper sections (such as method, results, discussion), email it to yourself or save to your computer and, if you like, print it out!

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Psychology Research Article

Be sure your article has these sections, after an introduction:

  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion

Also, your article should be between 8 and 20 pages. Ideally, it will be about 10 pages.


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