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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


PSY 320H Today's Learning Objectives



At the end of this session you will be able to:

-  Name a resource you can get topic ideas or background information from.

- Name two ways to search the Web more efficiently for academic research purposes.

- Build a keyword search using subject specific library databases

-  Locate the full text of scholarly articles


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Salem State University Library
Salem, MA 01970
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Library Info


Phone Numbers:

Archives: 978-542-6781

Circulation & Reserves: 978-542-6368

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

Information Desk:  978-542-6766

Book Return Locations:

Library Circulation Desk         

North Campus, book drop outside library's quad entrance & College Drive entrance

Central Campus, book drop outside Bertolon lot entrance

South Campus, book drop outside Harrington Building


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