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PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology: Getting Started

Be a Better Researcher

Recommended titles on research and writing in psychology; available in Young Library.

Research Process Overview

This guide will help you locate the sources you need for your PSY 100 research.

Click on either the pages above or the links below to walk through the steps of the research process and show you how to find both print and electronic books and journal articles on a wide range of psychology topics.The research process typically includes 5 broad steps. Most often you complete one step before moving onto the next. However, there may be times when you will need to return to a previous step or complete multiple steps simultaneously.

Step 1. Develop Your Topic 
Select a Topic1b. Identify Keywords

Step 2. Search Strategies 
Refine Your Topic

Step 3. Find Credible and Relevant Sources

Step 4. Evaluate Information 
4a. Types of Periodicals

Step 5. About Plagiarism 
5a. Citation Help

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