Course Research Pages

PSY 482 - Sports 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 sample subject headings are listed below.

Google Books - Look here for digital versions of books. Generally, you will be able to see only a partial view of the book. If you would like the entire book, order it through our Interlibrary Loan service.

Finding Articles in Library Databases

Use these resources to find magazine, newspaper, and scholarly journal articles on your sports psychology topics.

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

EBSCOhost - Contains articles from magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals, including much content on psychology issues.

Google Scholar - Provides access to scholarly literature only. 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.

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.

Sources for Information on Conducting Interviews

Conducting Primary Research: Interviewing and Creating Good Interview and Survey Questions

Resources for Citation Help

The Basics of APA Style - a tutorial about APA style.

More Citation Help

NoodleTools - create an account and let NoodleTools walk you through the steps of creating your reference page.

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Research Tips

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Evaluating Web Resources

Critically Analyzing Information Sources

Searching Electronic Resources Effectively

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Citing Your Research

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