AP Psychology Literature Review 

  • Start by creating both a MyJSTOR account and an NoodleTools account. See below.  Peer Review is a process that specialized publications use to ensure that the articles they publish represent the best scholarship currently available in that field. When an article is submitted to a peer-reviewed journal, the editors send it out to several other scholars in the same field [the author's peers] to get their opinion on the quality of the scholarship, its relevance to the field, and its appropriateness for the journal, etc. Publications that do not use peer review (Newsweek, Cosmo, Sports Illustrated) just rely on the judgment of the editors regarding whether or not an article is credible. That is why you cannot count on popular magazines for solid, scientific scholarship. 

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    DIRECTIONS: Click on above link.You will be directed to the Login/Register for MyJSTOR page. Click on the "Register" link to go to the MyJSTOR Registration page. A unique email address is required, but the email address may be of any type (Gmail, Hotmail, AOL, etc.). Complete the required fields [Institution/Organization: Dartmouth High School; Profession: choose whatever your wish!; Primary Area of Study: choose anything!] in order to register a unique username and password. Click "Submit" to register your account. You will be redirected to the new JSTOR main page, where you may use JSTOR as usual. For subsequent access, users may go directly to www.jstor.org and select "Login" at the top of the page to enter JSTOR with their username and password. You may access JSTOR via this account from any location.

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    Psychology Collection

    This collection -- which gives the researcher instant access to 200 subject-appropriate periodicals -- explores what makes people "tick" from childhood to death.  Be sure to select ""  AND "."

    Health Reference Center Academic 
    Multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources in InfoTrac's award-winning Health Reference Center. All in a single, easy-to-use database, the material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only. 

    Nursing and Allied Health Collection 
    All aspects of the Nursing profession -- from direct patient care to health care administration -- are covered in this collection. Including nearly 400 titles, this collection's current and authoritative content will be of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.

    General Science Collection
    A custom collection of over 200 journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments -- including such topics as particle physics, advanced mathematics, and nanotechnology. 

    Gale Science In Context 
    Gale Science in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.