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PSI: Psychology and Social Science Intensive: Exercise 2: Article Identification

Article Identification

As individuals, use your team's serial killer, serial killers, or criminals in general as a primary search term paired with another related topic of personal interest to find a scholarly/peer-reviewed article.  Answer the questions below and be prepared to comment on your article choice.


H.H. Holmes
Ted Bundy
Zodiac Killer
John Wayne Gacy

Availability: How can you get access to your article? Is it full text? Will you need to ILL request it?

Quality: Is the article peer-reviewed? Is the author reputable? Are trade publications appropriate to use in your research?

Use: How would you use the article in your research? Can you locate additional resources using your article?

Attribution: Jot down the citation information for your article and prepare to make a citation for it once using APA formatting.