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General Psychology - Prof. Wallen: Getting Started

Getting Started

Look for basic background information:

  • If you are just getting started with your research, and you want to get a general sense of a topic, look through the handbooks, encyclopedias, and websites featured on background information and facts.

We recommend searching for books when you want to find a broad overview of a topic.

  • Books and book chapters are excellent sources of historical overview on a topic.
  • You can also find several view points on a topic in one collected volume.

Search for journal articles when:

  • you have an especially narrow or specific topic in mind
  • you want to find source of peer-reviewed publications
  • You need the most current information

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Beth Seelick
This research guide was created by Professor Beth Seelick (1955-2019).
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