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PSYC 2301 - Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology

Guide to library resources for Psychology Research Methods class

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Choose a Research Topic:

Are you looking for ideas for your research topic? If you are, you may start with American Psychological Association's Psychology Topics page because the site provides good background information on a variety of psychology and mental health related topics.

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 is appropriate for publication.  The process helps to validate the quality of research. This video from librarians at the NCSU provides a detailed explanation.

Find Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

Library databases are important research tools for finding peer-reviewed journal articles. Many of them contain millions of records of journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, dissertations, and other materials. At the UH, databases are available to students, faculty and researchers 24/7. If you are off-campus, use your CougarNet username and password to login.