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PSY 700 Research Methods (Graham): Home

The Research Process

Getting Started

 Find a topic

Gather background info

Narrow topic

Develop a strategy

Brainstorm keywords

Try combining keywords

Gathering Information

Find Articles and/or Books

Find other reliable sources of info appropriate to the requirements of your assignment

Final Product

 Evaluate Information

Write Your Paper

Cite Your Sources

Find topic ideas

Sources for topic ideas include news sources, info from the APA, conference programs, and reference sources.  Some are linked below.

Welcome!

 

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Welcome to SSU Library's online research guide for PSY700 with Prof. Jessica Graham.  

This online research guide was designed to assist you with learning about peer-reviewed journal articles in the field of psychology including: how to identify them, how to find them using library databases, how to read and analyze them, and why they are important to use in your research. You may also want to check out the Psychology LibGuide for more resources.

Types of resources

What you need... Resource to go to...
Basic facts, names, dates, definitions, topic overview Reference resources like encyclopedias; reliable websites
Current information, written for the general public Newspapers; Magazines
In depth info on a topic Books
Original materials created at same time as event Primary sources (diaries; speech; interviews; news footage, etc.)
Detailed analysis of a topic/question/problem written for professionals in a particular field Scholarly journal articles

How to access library resources

Books

Your Clipper Card is your library card!  Use it to check out books, request items from other libraries, photocopy and print!

Visit the Library Catalog


Databases/Electronic Resources

On campus you will have instant access to the library's databases and other electronic resources.  When accessing these materials from off-campus you will be asked to log-in using your Navigator/wireless network username and password.

Don't know your username and password?  Students please see IT's Student Wireless Password Reset page.

Subject Guide

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Tara Fitzpatrick
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