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PSYC 2301 - Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology

A resource guide for Psychology Research Methods class

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This guide provides resources and instruction for students taking Psyc2301 classes on finding, selecting, and using scholarly information. You can contact Irene Ke, the Psychology Librarian, if you have any questions.

Definition of Terms:

Peer-Reviewed:  "Peer review" is a process used to assess the quality and appropriateness of a manuscript before it is published. The process relies on independent researchers in a relevant research area to critically evaluate submitted papers or articles.  The reviewers' feedback helps editors to determine whether an article should be published in their journal. You may watch this video to gain more understanding of the peer-review process. 

Databases: Library databases are designed for researchers to find published information. Databases contain records of articles published in journals, magazines, newsletters; some also have records of conference publications, dissertations, and book chapters. Many databases are discipline-specific, such as PsycINFO, but some are multidisciplinary, such as Academic Search Complete.

All databases at the UH Libraries website are available to UH students, faculty, and researchers 24/7. If you are off-campus, use your CougarNet and password to login.