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Psychology: Getting Started


The Lawrence Tech Library created this guide to help you efficiently research topics in PSYCHOLOGY. It contains the following sections:

GETTING STARTED - links to research help, search term ideas and the top databases for locating scholarly articles in psychology.

PRINT/REFERENCE - includes the call numbers to books on psychology to make it easier for students to locate them. This section also has links to several reference eBooks on psychology and well as links to online collections of psychology eBooks.



Subscription Databases

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Find Books

Books and ebooks are listed in the library catalogue.
  • For tips on searching, go to Using TechCat Library Guide
  • Ebooks have an "e" symbol in the results list
  • Ownership statement - LawrenceTechnological University
  • Not owned by LTU - request through MeLCat (Quick Links on Library Home Page)


Research Help

If this is your first time doing college-level research or are just stuck somewhere in the process, we have short videos and guides to conducting research HERE that will walk you through every step of the process.

Search Terms (links to TechCat)

Not sure where to start? Here are some common subject headings for psychology:

Abnormal psychology
Clinical psychology
Cognitive neuroscience
Developmental psychology
Mass media Psychological aspects
Psychology, child
Psychology, exprimental

Psychology, industrial
Psychology, sports
Sex (Psychology)
Social psychology

Video games Psychological aspects

These terms may not be exactly what you are researching, but they can be used to help generate keywords you can use to search TechCat. If you are having trouble developing useful keywords for your research, you may also find this short video helpful. If you need additional assistance, feel free to use the librarian 24/7 chat service.

Reference Online

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