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Identifying a Topic
Take time to find a topic that you will find interesting!
Here are some resources you can use to find a topic.
Once you have a topic using the resources below, move on to the next tab in this guide about finding background information.
This database enables you to search over a wide range of "Annual Reviews" journals.
- Annual Review of Psychology
- Annual Review of Annual review of law and social science
- Annual Review of Clinical Psychology
Run a search on a topic that you find of interest. The search results are "review articles". This type of journal article gives you an overview of a topic and can help you locate literature about it.
Sometimes when you do a search, you will see older articles near the top of the list of articles. You can find more recent articles by sorting by most recent articles.
Some of the results you may come up with are from Annual Reviews in areas that might not be relevant, e.g., Annual Review of Sociology.
Look for review articles in particular.
Current directions in psychological science
"Current Directions in Psychological Science publishes reviews by leading experts covering all of scientific psychology and its applications. Each issue of Current Directions features a diverse mix of reports on various topics such as language, memory and cognition, development, the neural basis of behavior and emotions, various aspects of psychopathology, and theory of mind. These articles allow readers to stay apprised of important developments across subfields beyond their areas of expertise and bodies of research they might not otherwise be aware of. The articles in Current Directions are also written to be accessible to non-experts, making them ideally suited for use in the classroom as teaching supplements."
Above description is from http://www.sagepub.com/journals/Journal201963/title