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Psychology: Research Process

General Psychology Orientation

Research Process for Psychology

  • Use the ARTICLES tab to search the individual databases recommended for Psychology such as APA PsycArticles and APA PsycINFO.  Use the "Research Tips" on this page for more helpful information.  The TUTORIALS tab provides search tutorials for frequently-used databases.
  • Use the Books tab to search for books in the Boreham Catalog and elsewhere.
  • Try NUMA Search, a "one-search" tool  to locate references to books, journal articles from Ebsco and other databases, and additional types or sources such as videos..  As appropriate, use the LIMIT feature in NUMA Search to restrict your search specifically to articles, to books, or to other types of materials. 
  • Search Proquest Central and Proquest E-books to find more sources from books and journals.  
  • If you need to find newspaper articles, search databases listed in the Newspapers and Videos  tab of this guide.
  • Search World Cat to find more books on your topic.  Use Interlibrary Loan requests to borrow books and get copies of articles.
  • Use Google Scholar to identify the scholarly sources in Google.
  • Explore Web Sites for links to additional useful web site.
  • Cite sources using examples and guides listed in the tab for   "Writing & Citing". 
  • Ask a Librarian for help at any stage of the Research Process.

Research Process



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