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Psychology: Getting Started

Getting Started

PsycINFO Tutorial

Psychology Database

Click the button above to be taken to a Guide on the Side tutorial that will teach you how to search in the PsycINFO database.

Anatomy of a Scholarly Article: Psychology

View the following PowerPoint tutorial to learn more about the structure of an article in Psychology.

Credo Reference: Psychology

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Using Credo Reference to Start your Research

Credo Reference is a database that Joyner Library has access to that will be of great use to you as your start your research. The database includes many reference books like encyclopedias, dictionaries, and more. Two other things that will be helpful in coming up with keywords and ideas for your research are their mind maps (pictured below) and their pro/con research tools, which shows both sides of current issues.

To use Credo Reference to develop your topic, you may want to try:

  • Read short encyclopedia entries on topics related to your field of study (search: psychology, behavior, cognitive science, etc.)
  • Search in the mind maps for keywords and related terms that might help you
  • Look at the Topic Pages for more information 

Here is a video that shows you how to use the Credo Mindmap, as well as a link to a mindmap about psychology.

Evaluating Resources

Graduate 101

In order to learn advanced library skills, you will first need to throroughly go through the Graduate 101 library tutorial. Click here to get started: