PSYC 3600 Browne
PSYC 3600 - Experimental Psychology - Dr. Browne, Spring 2012
This webpage connects you to resources to assist you in your research.
Developing a Search Statement
- Boolean, Truncation & Wildcards (guide)
- This guide will help you learn advanced searching techniques.
- Constructing a Search Strategy (guide)
- This guide takes the techniques described in the previous guide and helps you search more effectively with them.
- Getting Your Hands on the Articles (guide)
- This guide helps you find full text articles, even if they are not included in your specific database.
- Further Library Guides (and help)
- Anywhere Access
- Log in to Anywhere Access to use library resources while off-campus.
- Live Chat
- The Live Chat page brings together every possible way to contact a Reference Librarian. Contact methods include online chat, text message, email, phone, or visiting us in person during normal reference desk hours.
- Schedule a research consultation with a librarian for in-depth help
- With this online form, you may request an appointment with a reference librarian for assistance with your research. We request 48 hours' notice to allow time for scheduling.
- Locate books in the Odum Library
- Search for Library of Congress Subject Headings
Using Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Interlibrary Loan allows you to request articles, books, and other materials from other libraries. You can use ILLiad, our online interlibrary loan system, to get articles in 2-5 days, or books in 2 weeks.
Print Reference Materials
You will find print reference sources in both the main reference collection and the "reference alcove." Please ask the Reference Librarian on duty at the reference desk for assistance in finding materials.
Online Reference Sources
Finding Databases to search for Scholarly Articles
- Go to the library home page.
- Click on the Articles tab, if it is not already selected.
- Click the arrow for the drop menu located under Articles & Databases by Subject to reach subject pages for VSU majors. For instance, you'll find links to many databases for English and Composition have links on the English subject page.
Is a Journal Peer-Reviewed?
- To check whether or not a journal is peer-reviewed, use: Ulrichs
Recommended Databases for Psychology
- Specific Databases
- General Databases
- Dissertations & Theses
NOTE: You will need to login through Anywhere Access or know the GALILEO password if you are off campus.
Help with getting articles full-text or in print
Other Skills and Resources
- APA Citation Guide (Odum Library) (guide)
- OWL at Purdue
- Research & Documentation Online (dianahacker.com)
- Scholarly vs Trade Magazines vs Popular Magazines (guide)
- Evaluating Journal Articles (guide)
- Peer Review (guide)
- Paraphrase: Write it in your own words (guide at The OWL at Purdue)
- Evaluating Sources of Information (guide at The OWL at Purdue)
- Annotated Bibliographies (guide at The OWL at Purdue)
- Avoiding Plagiarism and Mastering the Art of Scholarship (University of California, Davis)
- Avoiding Plagiarism (Purdue Online Writing Lab)
- A short video about Plagiarism (and its unpleasant consequences)