PSY 301 Research Methods

Getting Started – Topic Exploration:

Broad Searching:

  • Google Scholar
    • try out these search commands to get better results…
      • site:.edu (limits to educational institutions; also try it with .org or .gov)
      • intitle:cognitive (looks for your search term in the page’s title, not just the page’s general content)
      • -addiction (use the minus sign to remove results with a specific term)
      • “workplace stress” (use quotes around a phrase to find those words together)
  • Library 1Search
    • save items to your E-Shelf to easily find them again later
    • see a book’s table of contents under “Item Details”
    • use the filters in the left sidebar, especially for peer-reviewed and date range

Get More Specific:

When you know exactly what you want:

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