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Psychology Research Guide: Get Started

Tools & Tips for Psychology Research

Starting a Search

Once you have a good idea of your topic and what words to use to search, you can search in a few different places:

Sometimes, it's a good idea to get a little background information (basic facts, places, names and other general information) on your topic before you dive into research.

The boxes on this page provide some ideas for where and how to look for background information.

Starting Places & Background Information

  • Some of the sources in this list provide basic details, important names, places, dates, and other factual information.
  • Some cover current events or hot-button issues, and many provide lists of topic ideas 
  • These sources are good places to look for a topic or to find background information on a topic.

To log-in to these resources from home, use your MySVC/ Canvas username and password

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