Course Research Pages

HUM 300 - Empirical Research Methods and Evaluation

Finding Background Information and Key Terms and Theories in Online Resources

Credo Reference - Contains dictionaries and encyclopedias on psychology.

Gale Virtual Reference Library - A collection of online books, including general works on psychology; good for overviews of topics.

Finding Background Information and Key Terms and Theories in Books

Bowman Library Catalog - Search by keyword or subject heading to find books in the Bowman Library collection. Some sample subject headings are listed below.

Research Databases

Annual Review of Psychology - Psychology journal available online and in print.

EBSCO - One database containing multiple components -- Academic Search Premier, Business Source Complete, EconLit, Newspaper Source, Health Source, Alt Health Watch, and Wilson OmniFile Full Text Select. Contains articles from both the popular press (newspapers and magazines) and scholarly journals.

ERIC - Journal articles and reports in the field of education.

Google Scholar - Provides access to only scholarly literature. Note that the full text is not available for all articles. If full text is not available, you may order it via Interlibrary Loan.

JSTOR - This collection of scholarly journals covers various areas in business and the liberal arts, including psychology.

MEDLINE - Covers all areas of medicine. If full text is not available, you may order it via Interlibrary Loan.

PsycARTICLES - Contains articles from the top psychology journals. Note that you can limit your search to type of study conducted, if desired. There's also a thesaurus to help you find correct search terms.

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Research Tips

These Research Guides have been prepared by librarians to assist with your research. Read more:

Evaluating Web Resources

Critically Analyzing Information Sources

Searching Electronic Resources Effectively

For more information on citation style, see:

Citing Your Research

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association - BF76.7 .P83 2010 (Located in Library Permanent Reserves)