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HUS140 Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Care: Finding Articles

Off-Campus Access

To use the NSCC  Library resources from off-campus, you will be required to log in using your Pipeline username and password.

Understanding Peer Review

What are academic, peer reviewed articles? Learn about Peer Review in 3 Minutes from NCSU Libraries.

Peer Review by the Numbers

In brief, scholarly work is:

  • Written by experts for experts
  • Based on original research or intellectual inquiry
  • Provides citations for all sources used
  • Is usually peer-reviewed prior to publication

Searching for Articles

Whether you want newspaper, magazine, or peer-reviewed articles, it's always a good idea to have a search strategy in mind when you use the databases. 

  • What words, terms or phrases represent your topic? Use those terms as search keywords. 
  • What type of articles do you need to answer your research question? Newspaper and magazine articles often provide opinions and describe issues. However, for expert information or research studies, you will want to search for scholarly/academic/peer-reviewed articles. The databases will allow you to choose what type of articles will be displayed in your results.
  • Make sure that you've selected a Full Text option so that you are guaranteed access to all of your results.
  • You can customize your results further depending on your needs. For example, change the dates to return articles from a specific time period, or those written by specific authors.

If you need help with your search, ask a librarian at the information desk or email

Psychology Databases

Below are links to some of our many databses with psychology content including newspaper, magazine and scholarly journal articles. If you cannot find what you need, please ask a librarian.