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Psychology: Welcome!

Need help in finding information resources about psychology? This guide will walk you through the research process.

Welcome to Your Resources!

Your research librarian has put together a guide for your assignment needs. This guide will be helpful when finding information for your presentation.

We have already reviewed your topics and you can find valid, accurate, and credible sources for a variety of topics in the resources we've listed on this guide.

Remember that your research and presentations will be viewed by instructors and peers who are expecting to see academic resources, and not just information you found using Google which are questionable and often times may lack credibility or factual correctness.

Follow the instructions below:

1) Find Books

Use this page to find print and ebook resources on your topic. 

2) Find Articles

This is where you'll find articles of information for your topic. There are multiple databases you can use, and you should them as they cover varied aspects of your topic. You'll also be able to find information about your profession, art, culture, and gender.

3) Find Reference/Background Information

When in doubt about your topic use these resources to find general information; encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks

4) Find Images

If you need to have images for your presentation, there are very good resources to help you find ones that visually represent your topic.

5) Schedule an Appointment

Here's where you can schedule your group to meet with a Research Consultant at the Library.

Research Process

The process of research writing is a step-by-step  procedure to researching your paper. At times you may find yourself revising and re-evaluating your topic and paper. When in doubt about your topic seek information from encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks. Once you have found enough information on your topic start to gather your resources.

  • Librarian
  • Library's catalog
  • Databases
  • Websites

Once you have located all your information, it is important to evaluate the authority and quality of the information to make sure your information is creditable, truthful, and reliable.

Finally cite your sources. Citing gives credit to the author/person whose work you are using. By citing your sources properly, you avoid plagiarizing..

  • Identifies the resource that the work is found.
  • A Citation is a written reference of a source either published or unpublished.
  • Appears in a list at the end of the paper.

InterLibrary Loan

If the library does not own an item you need for research, teaching or study, you may request it through the InterLibrary Loan service. This free service allows user to borrow materials from other libraries and pick them up at the first-floor Access Service desk. 

Previous users can make a loan request by clicking on the link here: InterLibrary Loan service, and follow the following steps:

  • Click the “set/reset” password link
  • Identify a piece of information that was used in your patron load (barcode) 
  • Click “Request new password.” An email will be sent to the address on file for you with instructions and a link to set your password

For any questions about InterLibrary Loan, please contact the ILL supervisor by email at interlibraryloan@nsu.edu or by telephone at: (757) 823-2426.

 

If you have never used the Interlibrary Loan service you must first register as a First Time User. 

 

Collection Range

Subclass BF  
BF1-990  Psychology
BF 173-175 Psychoanalysis
BF180-210 Experimental psychology
BF636-637  Psychology, applied
BF660-685 Psychology, comparative
BF712-724.85  Developmental psychology Including infant psychology, child psychology, adolescence,
adulthood
BF721-723 Child psychology
BF1001-1389  Parapsychology