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Writing 101 (Downey): Welcome

Writing in the Disciplines: Psychology

Find the Guide

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Research Topics / Questions

Find your current research topic or research question question in Column A of this spreadsheet.

Learning Outcomes

After this session, you will be able to:

  • identify review and original (empirical) articles
  • select databases relevant for your research
  • use a variety of search strategies to find relevant results in PsycINFO
  • find citation information in PsycINFO


  • Welcome, finding the guide
  • Distinguishing between original (empirical) articles & literature review articles
  • Finding topics, research questions, and brainteaser
  • VPN reminder
  • Selecting databases
  • Reviewing search strategies
    • Keywords
    • Boolean
    • Quotes
    • Truncation
  • Demonstrating PsycINFO 
    • putting keywords together
    • using limiters for date, article types
    • assessing results
    • finding citation information
  • Exploring your topic
  • Getting research help
  • Completing the survey

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