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Research guide for Psychology students, with links to databases, books, APA citation, and other helpful resources.

Psychology Research Guide

Welcome to the Psychology Research Guide! This guide is divided into several main parts, which can be found by clicking on the tabs to the left or the links below:

  • Find Articles -- This tab will provide information to help you find online articles, journals, magazines, and newspapers on your topic.
  • Find Books -- This tab will provide information on finding topical books available either at the GCC Library, online, or through another MCCCD library.
  • Find Video -- This tab will provide information to help you find DVDs and streaming video sources on your topic.
  • Information Types - This tab explains the differences between various types of information resources. 
  • Search Tips and Worksheets - Tips on how to perform an effective search for information, and worksheets to practice these skills.
  • Scholarly, Trade, or Popular? Identifying Periodical Types -- Definitions, a short video, and an interactive quick lesson on identifying scholarly research from popular magazine articles or trade journals.
  • Professional Psychology Organizations -  Links to several professional psychology organizations which offer the latest news in research and trends in the field. Keep current by following a professional organization's website.
  • NoodleTools Research and Citation Aid -- Need help with an APA reference list or citation? Use NoodleTools, a GCC database that teaches the elements of APA citation and generates citations from source input.
  • Ask a Librarian -- Contact a librarian for help via instant message, email, or phone. Or make an appointment for a one-on-one consultation with a librarian.


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