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PSYC 2301 - Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology

Guide to library resources for Psychology Research Methods class

Getting Ready for Research

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 good for publication.  The process helps to validate the quality of research. While the majority of scholarly journals are peer-reviewed some of them are not.

Finding Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

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