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Psychology Research Guide: How to Search

Psychology Research Guide


Searching for sources is very rarely a straight line. What is far more common is a search that entails looking in the library's catalog for books and other resources, searching article databases, and trying different terms to yield different results. Don't be discouraged if you first search returns too many or too few results! The guides at the right can help you structure a search to get the best results.

And when in doubt, ask a librarian!

Distributed Learning - Additional Library Services

Distributed learning library services are the same on campus services (borrowing materials, interlibrary loan, library instruction, reference, reserves, etc.) tailored to meet the needs of our students & faculty in our extended campus and online courses and programs.This includes document delivery directly to your home and much more.


Refworks is a great tool for staying organized while you're searching for articles. It also helps you format your citations and write your bibliography. Sign up for an account with your Fitchburg State University email address to start using Refworks.

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