Welcome to the course guide for PSYC 3100A. In this guide you will find a number of helpful resources that can help you with your research. I encourage you to explore the Psychology Subject Guide for additional resources for your studies.

As always, feel free to contact me directly with help conducting your research.

PDF Version of the class presentation.

Omni search introduction

This short introductory video gives users an overview of the new library search tool Omni.

Finding databases

This video instructs students on how to find and access databases depending on database name or subject. Oftentimes, students are unsure what a database is and how to find them.

Introduction to PsycINFO

This video will introduce students to PsycINFO, an abstracting and indexing database devoted to peer-reviewed literature in the behavioural sciences and mental health.

Citation Chaining, finding additional databases

This video discusses a research strategy known as "citation chaining". This can be valuable when you have a number of relevant research articles but want to find additional articles on a similar topic. In this video we explore the idea of citation chaining backward as well as citation chaining forward.

Online Writing Lab (OWL) Purdue American Psychological Association 7th ed.

These OWL resources will help you learn how to use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation and format style. This section contains resources on in-text citation and the References page, as well as APA sample papers, slide presentations, and the APA classroom poster.

OWL Purdue here.

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