Introduction to Ursuline Library resources and services: Library Resources for Online Students

Psychology 101 ONLINE

Explore your topic. We recommend using one or more of these reference books (ebooks) to learn more about your topic as you begin to refine your research and organize your ideas.

Find books in the library on your topic. Search the OhioLINK catalog using one or two keywords. To request a book, use your name and Ursuline ID# when prompted, then select your pickup location.

Find journal articles. Use these recommended databases for Psychology and related disciplines.
  • Journal article search tips:
    • Search one or two keywords for best results
    • Enter search terms first to see if your keywords are productive. Then apply limiters to narrow your result list (dates, peer reviewed, etc.).
    • Think about RELEVANCE
      • Research articles describe primary research conducted to explore specific research questions. Findings can be interpreted and applied to many topics in many ways.
      • How to read a research study article
    • Consider source types. Databases are the best search tools for finding scholarly journal articles! But keep in mind they index other types of resources as well. Search results may include books, newspaper articles, and student research (dissertations and theses). It's important to understand different source types when you are evaluating the information they contain.
  • PsycINFO
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
  • PubMed
  • Web of Science
  • Other discipline-specific databases with potential cross-over content:
  • URsearch
    • all-in-one search tool searches 200+ Ursuline databases covering a wide variety of topics and disciplines
    • limit to full text after entering your search terms

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