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Psychology: Research Methods (PSY33-214)|

Spring 2021

Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology

This InfoGuide will help you in understanding how to search for psychology materials and how to find help if you need it at any time. Using PsycINFO Database, the primary database in psychology, you will be able to research any psychology topic.  
If you are struggling to find a psychology topic click here to find suggestions, available through the American Psychological Association homepage.  


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Library Information and Research Help

Have a question? Ask a LibrarianThis online FAQ may just have the answer you’re looking for! If not, submit your question and it will be answered by email as quickly as possible Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Outside of regular department hours, questions will be answered within 24 hours or less.

Need more in-depth and personalized assistance? Librarians are available to help you find the articles, resources, and answers you need to get started on that paper or project! We can also help you look for obscure topics or locate books/articles not held in Smith Library's collections. Schedule a Research Appointment!

When is the library open? You can search online at any time! During the school year, you can visit the library 7 days a week. Check the hours first before you visit because they do change.

How do I find items in the library? The library uses the Dewey Decimal System to assign a unique call number to every physical item in the building. The library's collection spans all three floors of the building and is arranged by call number. For assistance finding items in other locations, just ask at the library's InfoDesk on the first floor at the Research Commons. 

  • 000-199 First Floor
  • 200-759.3 Second Floor
  • 759.4-999 Third Floor

Accessing SU resources off-campus.   This requires you to provide your SU ID and password to authenticate yourself on the server and gain access to the library's paid subscription databases. 

Need help writing your paper or citations? In the Cullen Building, you will find help at the Debby Ellis Writing Center.  Any student can visit the DEWC for help with papers from a peer writing consultant at any stage of the writing process. 

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