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PSYCHOLOGY: Getting Started

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Lua Gregory
Mondays, 10:00-11:00 and by appointment.

What's in this Guide?

This guide will help you begin the research process in PSYCHOLOGY by providing guidance in finding, evaluating, and using a variety of information sources available through Armacost Library collections and beyond.

Use the tabs above to learn more about:

  • Finding books
  • Finding articles (scholarly journal articles, and popular magazine & newspaper articles
  • Making use of information sources in your academic work
  • Tools for citing your sources properly
  • ALURA, an award for exceptional student research

  • You may need a related research or course guide. Find those in the right-hand column.

  • Get help now! Find your options in the right-hand column.

Finding Information

Information Need

Sources to Consult

Specific Examples

Overview of Topic

  • Encyclopedias
  • Annual overviews

Corsini encyclopedia of psychology   and behavioral science


Annual review of psychology


  • Dictionaries
  • Handbooks

APA college dictionary of psychology


The Oxford handbook of cognitive psychology



Primary Sources (first hand or contemporary accounts)

  • Books
  • Digital Archives
  • Magazines/Newspapers
  • Videos

Search the library catalog


B.F.Skinner Foundation


Counseling and Therapy in Videos

Secondary Sources (comprehensive and/or detailed analyses)

  • Journal articles
  • Books
  • Some magazines

Search PsycInfo or PsycArticles


Search the library catalog with specific subjects.

How to write a report

  • Books
  • Website

Your psychology project : the essential guide 


Brief Guide (Harvard)


Related Course Guides

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