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Writing 101 (Toconis): Welcome

Writing in the Disciplines: Psychology

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WRI 101 To-Do List : Due 7/22 11:30am

Hi Everyone,

Here's a quick checklist of 5 things to do prior to our class on Thursday, July 22. See you soon! Elizabeth

  • Download the VPN to your computer or other web-enabled device, so you can have access to library databases off-campus. (See Accessing Information. VPN questions? Contact OIT Help.)
  • View the Article Networks in Google Scholar Video (under 2 minutes)
  • Complete the 4 question survey below the video. The survey is anonymous.
  • Complete the 2 tutorials on the Tutorials tab of this guide.


Learning Outcomes

To assist you with locating sources to support your proposal and literature review, today we will

  • craft successful searches using keywords and subject headings to retrieve relevant information
  • use database functionality to limit results to a targeted list of resources (e.g. filters and limiters) 
  • work from complete and incomplete citations to track down and access the full text of an article


  • Setting up your search
    • Creating a search string 
    • Finding relevant subject terms 
  • Reviewing features to use in PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES & other ProQuest Databases
  • Locating citation information in Web of Science 
  • Contacting a librarian for research help 


Elizabeth Salmon

Research Services Librarian
Liaison to Political Science, Public Health, & Sociology Departments
Kolligian Library 275
(209) 631-6954 (work cell)