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Education: Child and Adolescent Development

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Open-Access Scholarly Psychology Journals

The following scholarly journals are are open-access, which means the authors and publishers agree to make these articles available online, free of charge.
  • Child Development Research
    Child Development Research is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of child development research.

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WorldCat Discovery is the library search engine that searches across 90+ databases in signle search. You can find millions of journal articles using Discovery. To search multiple keywords or filter results, click on 'Advanced Search'.

What is an Annotated Bibliography?

An annotated bibliography is an organized list of citations  to sources, usually books or articles. Each citation is followed by a annotation which may include a summary, and evalution of the material and its relevance.

Be sure and find out what your instructor wants you to include in the annotation paragraphs. 

For an excellent overview, see the Purdue OWL Online Writing Lab.

Get Help With Annotated Bibliographies

These sites can help you prepare an annotated bibliography. Samples are included: