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PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology

Research Guide for PSYC 101

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...

Use this Summon search box to search all of the library’s databases, and the library catalog, at once:

Search FAQs

1. How do I search for articles about my topic?

  • Identify the keywords of your argument and use those as your search words
  • Each article has tags assigned to it, words or shorts phrases that make them searchable - you want your search words to match those tags
  • Words like factors, strategies, effects, issues, relationships are usually not used as tags - don't include them as search words
  • Example topicWhich strategies are effective for helping university students cope with stress?
    • Search: "university students" stress coping
      • "university students" will search it as a phrase, not separate words

2. How do I focus the search hits to relevant articles that meet my assignment requirements?

  • Use Refine Your Search in Summon to focus your search hits
  • Peer-reviewed articles:
    • Click on Peer Review 
    • Click on Journal article under Content Type
  • Articles from the last 10 years:
    • Under Publication Date, move the scroll bar over to 2006 to present
  • To Psychology articles
    • Under Discipline, click on psychology
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