Course Research Pages
PSY 304 - Motivation and Emotion
Finding Non-Profit and For-Profit Organizations and Identifying Issues
Community Information Program - Lists health and human service agencies serving San Mateo County.
NonProfitList.org - Nonprofit organizations in California.
National Council of Nonprofits - Information about operating, leading, and evaluating a healthy nonprofit, organized by topic. Also see Research and Reports under the Resources tab.
Look at the business directories of local Chambers of Commerce for lists of member businesses: San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce, Santa Clara County Chamber of Commerce, and San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Also take a look at the San Francisco Business Times Book of Lists and Silicon Valley San Jose Business Journal Book of Lists for lists of area businesses.
Online Searching Tips
- Use Advanced Search in Google
- Limit domain to .org, .edu, or .gov
- Use Yahoo, Bing, and other search engines for different results
- Spelling can affect search results: non profit, non-profit, and nonprofit
Finding Articles on Your Topic
American Psychological Association - Use the Psychology Topics and Psychology Help Center tabs for finding general information about topics related to motivation and emotion. Note that these are not empirical research articles.
Use the following resources to find scholarly journal articles on your topic.
Academic Search Premier (EBSCO) - Limit your search to peer-reviewed articles to find articles from scholarly journals.
Annual Review of Psychology - Scholarly psychology journal available online and in print.
JSTOR - This collection of scholarly journals includes some in psychology.
PsycARTICLES and PsycINFO - Contains articles and abstracts from the top scholarly psychology journals. Try using the thesaurus to find the right terms to use in searching.
Wilson OmniFile Full Text Select (EBSCO) - Includes some scholarly psychology coverage.
Online Citation, Presentation, and Brainstorming Tools
NoodleTools - helps you create article citations, saves them online, and produces an APA-formatted references page.
This page shows how APA citations should be formatted in-text and on your reference page.
Many library databases have citation tools built in. Though not always perfect, they are a good start towards a more complete citation.
Google Docs features in your Menlo email account let you create and edit brainstorm charts and slide presentations as a group.
Prezi is a dynamic, online presentation tool you may want to use.
Finding Background and Supporting Information 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.
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These Research Guides have been prepared by librarians to assist with your research. Read more:
For more information on citation style, see:
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association - BF76.7 .P83 2010 (Located in Library Permanent Reserves)