Course Research Pages
PSY 303 - Psychology of Learning and Cognition
Finding Topics and Overviews
Need an authoritative explanation or background on a topic? Start here.
Credo Reference - Contains psychology-related dictionaries and encyclopedias.
Gale Virtual Reference Library - A collection of online books, including general and reference works on psychology.
Finding Articles in Research Databases
Use these resources to find scholarly journal articles on your cognitive psychology topics.
Academic Search Premier - contains articles from thousands of journals.
FirstSearch - articles from a variety of scholarly journals, including psychology.
PsycARTICLES and PsycINFO - contains articles and abstracts from the top psychology journals. Note that you can limit your search to type of study conducted, if desired. There's also a thesaurus to help you find correct search terms.
Understanding Scholarly vs. Non-Scholarly Sources
Parts of a scholarly journal article - Narrated video that demonstrates and explains article parts (with captions).
See Bowman Library's web page Distinguishing Scholarly from Non-Scholarly Periodicals to view a table with explanations of different kinds of sources.
Basics of APA Style - Shows how to craft correct citations for your bibliography and how to cite in-text. Watch and listen or just jump to the section you need.
NoodleTools - Create and save your citations step-by-step with this service.
Finding Your Audience
If you are looking for demographics on a particular community, use American FactFinder from the U.S. Census Bureau.
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These Research Guides have been prepared by librarians to assist with your research. Read more:
For more information on citation style, see:
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association - BF76.7 .P83 2010 (Located in Library Permanent Reserves)