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A guide to Psychology resources and library research.
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Welcome to the Salem State University Library subject guide for Psychology.  This guide was designed to assist you with research and finding quality resources on topics related to psychology.

New Resources!

  • Oxford Bibliographies - Psychology
    Leading scholars have produced a literary guide to the most important and significant sources in psychology. The guide feature a selective list of bibliographic citations supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult.
 

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

 

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

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Circulation & Reserves: 978-542-6368

Interlibrary Loan: 978-542-6501   Fax: 978-542-6596

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