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PSY 290 Research Methods in Psychology

This guide highlight key resources needed to complete assignments in PSY290 course across ASU, including online. Learn how to find peer-reviewed journal articles, cite materials using APA Style and more.

Topic Ideas

APA Topics

The APA maintains this site with links to topics of general interest. Each topic has a brief definition and links to additional resources, including; What You Can Do, Getting Help, News, APA Monitor Articles, and Books. Scroll to the bottom of the page for over 80 topic categories.

Encyclopedias | Dictionaries | Handbooks

Using encyclopedias and dictionaries will help you get a quick, reliable overview of your topic, references, specialized vocabulary or keywords, information on theories or theorists, and suggestions for further research. Handbooks offer a more comprehensive overview than an encyclopedia or dictionary and provide information about key researchers in specific areas of study, keywords, and references to high-quality sources. Those listed here are just a few offered in the ASU Library catalog. You can also view our list of databases for encyclopedias and dictionaries. Need help finding more? Use our ASK A LIBRARIAN chat service. 

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides access to peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles from academic publishers and other scholarly organizations. Although it is not as standardized, thorough, or reliable as other databases, Google Scholar has a simple interface that many find convenient and easy to use and is a great place to start.

Google Scholar Search

Formulating Your Question

      

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