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Finding information for Psychology: Introduction

A guide to help you find information for your Psychology essays, reports and dissertation.

Introduction

This guide offers a range of activities aimed at helping you to find literature in Psychology. It also covers the referencing software, RefWorks. The guide is divided into a series of activities so that you can choose the ones that are most helpful to you rather than doing them all.

The activities are divided into sections as follows:

  • Activity    1:       Referencing software -  creating your RefWorks account
  • Activity    2:       Developing your search strategy - tips on how to focus your search for literature
  • Activities 3 - 5:  Using FindIt@Bham - books, journals and articles on the library catalogue
  • Activities 6 - 7:  Other databases for Psychology - find and use databases on FindIt@Bham  
  • Activity    8:       Using RefWorks

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