Describing the Theory Used to Assess Your Character
Search Credo Reference using this search box to find additional descriptions of the theory you are using to assess your character. Credo Reference contains entries from subject encyclopedias, which focus on providing clear, comprehensive explanations of a topic (unlike scholarly articles, which showcase research on a particular aspect of a topic).
Finding Scholarly References
You can use the Library Search box to find scholarly articles and books:
Enter your topic as keywords. Keywords are short 1-3 word phrases that cover the main aspects of your topic. For example, you might use the theory you are using to assess your character as one of your keywords.
Put phrases into quotation marks, like "attachment stability" or "public assistance"
Try synonyms to bring back different results. "child care" "public assistance" will bring back different sources than "child care" SNAP.
After you click Search, a page with results will come up. On the left hand side look for the heading Source Type.
Choose Articles to find scholarly articles.
Choose Books to find books.
For scholarly articles, choose Scholarly/Peer-reviewed Journals under Show Only.
If you are looking for books, don't choose this option. To find a scholarly book, you'll need to look at the book itself - it should have references to the literature and may be published by a university.
To get the full text of an article, click on the article title, then look for the View it section of the page that appears. Click on the link next to Full text available at to go to the full text of the article.
You can also get a citation for the article in APA style by clicking on the Citation button (). Then choose APA as your citation format. Be sure to double-check this citation before you submit it with your paper using the Owl at Purdue or another style guide.
Enter your search in the Library Search box below.
Requesting a Scanned Copy of a Print Article
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