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Writing 101 (Downey): Welcome

Writing in the Disciplines: Psychology

Find the Guide

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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

Outline

  • Setting up your search
    • Breaking down your research topic into keywords 
    • Creating a search string 
    • Finding relevant subject terms 
  • Reviewing features to use in PsycINFO 
  • Exploring your topic in PsycINFO
  • Locating citation information in Web of Science 
  • Tracking down articles from citations 
  • Contacting a librarian for research help 

Instruction & Outreach Librarian

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Olivia Olivares
Contact:
Kolligian Library
KL 260
(209) 285-7742