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PSYC 372: Animal Behavior

Research Guide for PSYC 372

Access Library Resources Online

Trying to access library resources online? Follow the instructions on the Online Access to Library Resources page to access library databases, articles, and ebooks, both on-campus and off-campus.

Search SUMMON for articles, books, and more

Search FAQs

1. How do I search Summon for my species?

  • Enter your species name in the Summon search box and click Go
  • Example search: warthog

2. How do I focus my Summon search hits to current, peer-reviewed journal articles? 

  • Use options in the Refine Results sidebar of your list of search hits to focus them to current, peer-reviewed journal articles: 
  • Peer-reviewed articles:
    • Click on Peer Review 
    • Under Content Type, click on Journal article
  • Current/Recent articles:
    • Under Publication Date, move the scroll bar over to 2008 to present
  • Click on See more... under Subjects to identify more specific subjects of research for your species

3. Once I've identified specific behaviors for my species in my first zoo observation, how do I search for those behaviors?

  • Add the specific behavior, or a category of behavior, one at a time to your search
  • Example searcheswarthog nesting   warthog sociality

Find specific journals

Use Find a Specific Journal by Title to search for  journals (such as Animal Behavior):

Find A Specific Journal by Title

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