Main Lab

   Describing aspects of
    a good theory.

Phases of research
  Steps for conducting a
    research study.

Research methods
  Different types of 
   research methods.

Sources for Info
  Primary & Secondary
    sources of research.

Journal Articles
  Understanding a
    typical journal article.

On-line Searches
  How to use PsycInfo 
    and other search
    engines.  Includes info
    on full text articles.

APA Format
   Learn to write in APA 

Activities & Quizzes
   A variety of activities
    related to research. 
   To be used in classes.

Activity:  Conduct an on-line search.

The purpose of this activity is to familiarize you with the PsychInfo database.

Review these tutorials before doing this activity:
     Conducting an on-line search
     Sources of Information

Your name:____________________________Date:________________ 

Part I

1.  Log in to the PsycInfo database (through MdUSA, EBSCO Host or some other means).

2.  Find articles on adolescent's self-esteem.  Particularly, you want to find at least 10 recent
(i.e., last 5 years) journal articles (not books, chapters from books, or dissertations) on adolescents' self-esteem as it relates to their image of their body.  Write the titles of the 10 best articles below, including the author's name.  This task could be very easy or very tedious depending on your success at doing the appropriate search.  If you haven't reviewed the tutorial on conducting an on-line search, you may want to do it now.

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3.  Select 1 of the 10 articles listed above and provide a 1-2 sentence explanation of the study based on your reading of the article's abstract.