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Library research resources for English Comp. Intro to Psychology, and Intro to Sociology

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Early Stage Research


First stage of research -  find articles with useful background information

General articles are easy-to-read and provide an overview of the issues about a topic.

  • explanations and descriptions of what the issue is aboutLibrary icon
  • vocabulary related to the topic
  • found in databases

Which databases do I use to find background information?

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  • Credo Reference
  • MasterFILE Complete (EBSCO)
  • eBook Collection (EBSCO)
  • Libby (ebooks and audiobooks)

For psychology topics use keywords and search terms like:

  • schizophrenia 
  • bipolar disorder
  • anxiety
  • addiction
  • personality disorder

Examples of psychology articles from Credo Reference.

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Direct links to the databases you can use to find background information.

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