PSYC 1100/1101: Introduction to Biological Psychology/General Psychology

Library Online Instruction Sessions for Research Credits

online library session # 1: introduction to the peer-review process and peer-review journals

About this session:

At the end of this online self-paced instruction session, you will have a good understanding of how scholars get their research published in academic journals that require a peer-review process.

Estimated time required: Less than 1 hour.

You will earn 1 research credit for reading through an online instruction session and passing a quiz based on the information presented.

How to Register for the Session and Take the Session Online:

  • Register in SONA for Online Library Session # 1: Introduction to the Peer-Review Process and Peer-Review Journals

  • Dates: January 17 OR January 31
    NOTE: SONA will have a specific time listed for this session (10am – 11am on Wednesday). However, you don’t have to take the session during that specific hour. You can start any time after 10am on Wednesday and complete the quiz before midnight on Thursday.

  • The SONA system will send an e-mail message with a link to the online session at about 10am on Wednesday. Remember to check your junk/spam/archive folder because sometimes e-mails from automated systems get routed to those folders. 

  • You will have until 12 midnight on Thursday to complete the session/quiz. 

  • Credits will be awarded in the SONA system by 5pm on Friday.


The quiz for this session contains 5 questions. To earn 1 research credit, you must get at least 4 out of 5 questions correct (a grade of 80). If you do not get an 80 or higher after your first attempt, you may try again one more time only. If you do not pass the quiz in two attempts, any further attempts will not be elligable for consideration.