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PHSN 106 (Arquero)

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Database Search Tips

  • Use quotation marks: When using quotation marks the exact phrase is searched. "nitrogen oxide"
  • Use AND to link terms in the database. For example: emission AND nitrogen combines search terms so that each search result contains all of the terms.
  • Use OR to find either term; this is especially useful with synonyms. For example: "nitrogen oxide" OR "carbon dioxide" combines terms so that results contain either terms.

Anatomy of a Scholarly Article

Consult the Official APA Style Guide

In-Text Citation References Sample Papers

Google Scholar and the Library

What is a Scholarly Article?

Scholarly (or Academic or Peer-Reviewed) Articles are:

  • Written by experts in the subject
  • Published in a scholarly journal
  • Peer-reviewed

Scholarly Articles:

  • Share the expert's original research
  • Use technical language
  • Use many in-text citations
  • Include lengthy references
  • Often include tables, charts, and graphs

APA Citation

American Psychological Association (APA) citation style is used to avoid plagiarism and give credit to others for their work. APA (7th edition) requires:

  • In-Text Citations for each source when paraphrasing and quoting
  • References page with full citation details for each source used