Example of a Scholarly Article
To see an example of a scholarly article, including its layout and language, see Early concern and disregard for others as predictors of asocial behavior from the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
Searching for Articles
To find articles on a particular topic, it is usually best to search in an article database.
Recommended Article Databases
Practice advanced search features with the interactive PsycINFO Tutorial.
Social Services Abstracts (ProQuest)
Sociological Abstracts (ProQuest)
Other times, you may be interested in browsing academic journals to keep abreast of current issues or explore topics in a particular area of study. Click the plus sign to expand the Recommended Academic Journals.
Recommended Academic Journals
Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
Professional Psychology: Research and Practice
Children and Youth Services Review
Psychology of Violence
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders
The Gifted Child Quarterly
Journal of Advanced Academics
Focus on Exceptional Children
Find Scholarly Articles in Other Subject Areas
Need to find a scholarly article in a subject area other than human services? Go to the Library's Subject Guides and choose the most relevant area of study. Look for a section title Articles or Databases.
If a broader search would be useful, try the Library's Articles & More search.
Suppose you need to find the full text of an article for an assigned reading, or you want to find an article that was cited in another source. The Library is here to help! For a full description of various methods for finding full text, please see the Finding Full Text Guide.
If Falvey does not own the article you are looking for, you may request a copy using our interlibrary loan services. To request a digital copy of an article or book chapter, please use ILLiad. To request a book that is unavailable in Falvey Library, please use EZ-Borrow.
Always carefully evaluate sources before including them in your research. Academic journal articles vary in format. Sometimes, you may be looking for a research study or experiment. These articles follow a particular format. Look for section headings like "Literature Review," "Methods," "Results," or "Conclusions." Other scholarly articles may review current or past literature, rather than conduct a new research study or experiment. These types of articles may also be considered scholarly.
For more information on evaluating sources, please see the guide to Evaluating Information.
The library has some useful books and guides for conducting a research study.
Writing a Proposal
See the full results for Falvey's books on Proposal Writing in Human Services, and Proposal Writing more generally. Some of these titles are more geared toward grant writing, but soliciting grants or funding for research proposals is often part of the same process.
Research Design and Methodology
E-Reference materials on research methods in the social sciences can give a good overview or answer quick questions:
- Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods
- Sage Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods
- Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics
- Encyclopedia of Survey Research Methods