For background information, start in Google but don't stay there.
The library database, Credo Reference Online will naturally narrow your search, improve your research, increase your comfort in academic research and support your critical thinking. Credo is our academic Google! Try the Mirror Effect.
Google Advanced Search Shortcuts
Government Website Searching behavior analysis site:.gov
Adding quotations makes it an exact search.
Educational Sites Searches behavior analysis site:.edu
PowerPoint Sites Searching: behavior analysis site ppt
The Scary Page From Google
If you see this page after you run a few of these searches, take it as a huge compliment. Running searches that have this level of sophistication causes Google to be suspicious of you. Basically, it's Google saying, "Wait, most people don't know how to search like this. Who are you and how did you learn how to really use the Internet."
Find the best terms to use for your search and discover additional vocabulary by using the APA Thesaurus located in the APA PsycInfo and PsycARTICLES dashboard.
Where you search depends on your topic and what you need to know.
Need an overview? Try searching Gale Virtual Reference Library or Opposing Viewpoints in Context.
Need a little more detail? Search for books on your topic. You don't have to read the entire book.
Dissertations can be a source of information about very new areas of research that have not reported in scholarly journals yet.