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PSYC 2301 - Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology

Guide to library resources for Psychology Research Methods class

Contact Your Librarian

Irene Ke
M.D. Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston, TX 77204-2000

Getting Ready for Research

Choose a Research Topic:

Still undecided on your research topic and look for ideas? It would help to first get a general background information on a topic you are interested in.  The American Psychological Association's Psychology Topics page may give you ideas to start with.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

“Peer review” is an evaluation process, by which a research paper is checked and evaluated by a group of experts in the field to determine whether it gets published.  The process helps to validate the quality of research. Most scholarly journals are peer-reviewed but not all.   

Finding Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

Library databases are the most useful tools to search for peer-reviewed journal articles. Each of them contains millions records of journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, and other types of published materials. You can use databases provided by the library at anytime and from any locations. If you are off-campus, use your CougarNet username and password to login.