After you have used the library's catalog, LAMP, to locate reference books, circulating books, e-books, by searching
|Type the keyword(s) in the box below then press Enter or click the Submit button.
you may need to search for additional resources. After you have been directed to numerous articles from periodical databases relating to your selected psychology assignment, you still may need additional resources. You have been provided with access to the following periodical databases related to psychology:
then the general databases with specific psychology related information, such as:
Additional resources can be found on the Internet! Let's look at those resources.
Finding Internet Resources
Selecting a general topic in psychology and then researching it through say Google or any other search engine can be a daunting task. There may be millions of hits for your selected topic, especially if you are NOT doing an ADVANCED search. Without using the ADVANCED search, there could be over 5,000,000 hits on a particular area of psychology, such as Developmental Psychology. If that same search were made using ADVANCED search and entering on the second line "developmental psychology" (so that only the phrase rather than individual words would be searched) those over 5,000,000 hits could be reduced to around 2,150,000. Still - an enormous amount to "skim" through!! Using a domain would further reduce it to more relevant hits. Domains such as .edu would reduce it to over 775,000 while .gov would be even less at around 32,500. Of course, the amount of hits tend to increase each day. Google Scholar would generate over 1,750,000 hits, while an advanced search would narrow it to 780,000 hits. All of this is just if you decide to do developmental psychology. That type of psychology has so many subtopics that would generate even more millions of hits!!
SUGGESTION: Search web sites that act as a central location for links to types of psychology, psychological disorders, assessment, evaluation, organizations, historical information, journals, etc. that are maintained by educational institutions, licensed/certified psychology/psychiatry organizations, government and health organizations. Many provide a "one-stop shop". This guide is to provide a selections of those central locations or "one-stop-shops".
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