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Welcome to SSU Library's online research guide for PSY 203 and 204
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.
1 GETTING STARTED
Understanding your assignment
Developing a topic
2 DEVELOP A STRATEGY
3 GATHERING INFORMATION
Finding and evaluating information
4 PRODUCING A FINAL PRODUCT
Detailed further in this online guide
|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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