Course Research Pages
PSY 101- Introduction to Psychology
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 Reference Books on Psychology
Cordon, Luis A. Popular Psychology: An Encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2005. BF31 .C715 2005 (reference collection)
Piotrowski, Nancy, ed. Psychology Basics. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2005. BF31 .P765 2005, v. 1 and 2 (reference collection)
Weiner, Irving B. Handbook of Psychology. New York: Wiley, 2003. BF121 .H1955 2003 (reference collection)
Use these resources to find scholarly journal articles on your psychology topics.
Academic Search Premier - contains articles from over 8,500 journals, including peer-reviewed.
PsycARTICLES and PsycINFO - contains articles and abstracts 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.
Understanding Scholarly vs. Non-Scholarly Publications
See Bowman Library's web page Distinguishing Scholarly from Non-Scholarly Periodicals for a refresher on understanding different kinds of periodicals.
Parts of a Journal Article Video
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