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PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH. RENITA KRASNODEBSKI x4239. MAHONEY LIBRARY WEB PAGE. Begin with Research Tools. RESEARCH TOOLS. Subject Guides in Instruction and Tutorials or from Home Page. COOLCAT Catalog. Databases. Newspapers Online. Services and Borrowing.

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psychology research

PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH

RENITA KRASNODEBSKI

x4239

mahoney library web page
MAHONEY LIBRARY WEB PAGE

Begin with

Research Tools

research tools
RESEARCH TOOLS

Subject Guides in

Instruction and Tutorials or from Home Page

COOLCAT Catalog

Databases

Newspapers Online

Services and Borrowing

subject guide psychology go to mahoney library page instructions and tutorials
SUBJECT GUIDE-PSYCHOLOGYGo to Mahoney Library Page-Instructions and Tutorials

Databases

Guides

Websites

Catalogs

coolcat catalog
COOLCAT CATALOG

Agressiveness in Children

Subject Browse

coolcat catalog1
COOLCAT CATALOG

Agressiveness in children

Contains 22 titles

From FDU and CSE

Search titles by LC subheadings

examples of books
EXAMPLES OF BOOKS

REFERENCE

A Dictionary of Psychology (2009). Ref 150.3 C716

Handbook of Psychology (2003). Ref. 150 H236

Psychologists and their theories for students (2005).

Ref 150.922 P974

CIRCULATING

Mind: A historical and philosophical introduction to the major theories

(2006). 150 K962

Understanding depression in women: Applying empirical research to practice and policy (2006). 616.85U554

Evidence-based psychotherapy: Where practice and research meet (2006). 616.89 E937

a primary secondary or tertiary resource
A PRIMARY, SECONDARY OR TERTIARY RESOURCE

Here are some definitions and examples to help you identify the various categories:

Primary – firsthand information or original data

e. g. Newspaper articles, and transcripts, surveys, interviews

statistics etc.

Suicide in the U.S.: Statistics and Prevention

Secondary – Interprets, analyzes and evaluates primary sources.

e.g. Books, Commentaries, Bibliographies, Research articles, Biographical Works

Emotions and Consciousness (2005) 152.4 E549

Tertiary – Reference sources that compile and organize information from primary and secondary

sources in a specific subject area.

e.g. Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Directories

Encyclopedia of Human Behavior (1994) Ref. 150.3 En19h

types of journals and magazines
TYPES OF JOURNALS AND MAGAZINES

CONSUMER

TRADE

Geared towards a reader from a particular trade

Some advertisements from industry

Targets specifically to industry

Some graphs, charts, photos

Uses technical terminology

e.g. Mental Health Weekly Digest

  • Focus is lay reader
  • Many advertisements
  • Written by an anonymous author or freelance writer
  • Easy reading

e.g. Psychology Today

journals scholarly publications
JOURNALS: SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS
  • Article can be peer reviewed or refereed
  • Written by a subject expert
  • Minimal advertising
  • Original research including studies

and reports

e.g. Professional Psychology, research and Practice

Experimental Psychology

Behavioral Research and Therapy

Brain and Cognition

online and print journals
ONLINE AND PRINT JOURNALS

Search by title keyword:

Cognitive Psychology

psycinfo search for full text
PsycInfoSearch For Full Text

Stereotyping and gender in subject

and abstract fields

psycinfo search for full text1
PsycInfoSearch For Full Text

Search for Full Text

psycinfo search for full text2
PsycInfoSearch For Full Text

Match citation

January 2009 vol. 33 issue 4

psycinfo search for full text4
PsycInfoSearch For Full Text

Scroll to article

Evidence that gender differences….

interlibrary loan
INTERLIBRARY LOAN

Request Books in CoolCat from FDU

No E-Books

Request Forms for Books and Articles

need a newspaper article
NEED A NEWSPAPER ARTICLE?

Newspapers Online found on Mahoney Library Home Page provides links to online Newspapers and newspaper databases. Also included are a number of key news sites on the web.

selecting websites
SELECTING WEBSITES

Criteria for evaluating websites:

  • Up-to-date information
  • Credibility of author or organization
  • Domains – e.g. .com; .edu; .gov; .org
  • Links to resources and may have list of references

Encyclopedia of Psychology: Resources Doing Research

http://www.psychology.org/links/Resources/Doing_Research/

Anxiety Disorders Association of America

http://www.adaa.org/

Princeton University: Center for the Study of Brain and Behavior

http://www.pni.princeton.edu/index.shtml

NASA: Applied Cognition Games

http://human-factors.arc.nasa.gov/cognition/tutorials/index.html

evaluating resources
EVALUATING RESOURCES

Criteria to look for:

1. Currency

2. A balance of primary, secondary or tertiary resources

3. Credibility of the publication

- Scholarly and peer reviewed journals

- Government document

4. Identity of the author

- A professional from a reputable

institution

- Author’s name cited in other scholarly works

5. Does the resource have a bibliography

how do i cite sources mahoney library web page how to
HOW DO I CITE SOURCES?Mahoney Library Web Page-How To
  • Print copies of citation guides on Reserve and in Reference

Additional guidesavailable online through Mahoney Library

Home Page (How do I?... Cite sources – Style Guides)

2. Convert a citation to MLA in databases such as Proquest or Academic Search Premier

3. RefWorks: an online bibliographic web-based manager that will create

your bibliographies for you. See your reference librarian for further information.

need assistance
NEED ASSISTANCE?
  • Meet with a Reference Librarian or call the Reference Desk at x4248.
  • Schedule an individual or

group appointment.

On the Mahoney Library Web Page, click on Using the Library – Get Help

mahoney online research assistance
MAHONEY ONLINE-RESEARCH ASSISTANCE

On the Mahoney Library web page, go to

Using the Library- Get Help

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