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PSYC 391: Psychology Honors Thesis: 2. Locate background information

Locate background information

Before doing a literature search for journal articles about your topic,  you may want to read general background information about the topic.

Reference resources can provide background about concepts or methods or provide a broad overview of a subject. 

Here are some reference resources; but also see the resources in the previous tab of this guide, which can also provide background information.

Some print reference resources in the reference area of Fairchild-Martindale Library that might prove useful in providing background information as you prepare your presentation are these:

  • Encyclopedia of Human Behavior 150.3 E564
  • Encyclopedia of Psychology 150.3 E5631
  • Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science 150.3 E563 2001
  • The psychology research handbook : a guide for graduate students and research assistants / editors, Frederick T. L. Leong, James T. Austin. 150.72 P9741