Use the background information resources below to help you hunt around for a pyschological topic. Or, after you search for articles, you may find it helpful for developing an understanding of concepts that appear in articles you read.
Resources below are:
Encyclopedias and Handbooks in Psychology (Elsevier)
Review articles are a good source of background information about a field. They give a bird's eye view of a field or niche within a field. They can contain valuable bibliography. The titles of these articles often have a slightly higher level or "generic" quality than the titles of articles reporting very specific research findings.
See the boxes below for some journals that provide review articles.
From journal website: "Current Directions in Psychological Science (CDPS) is a peer-reviewed bi-monthly journal featuring reviews by leading experts covering all of scientific psychology and its applications. Current Directions features topics such as language, memory and cognition, development, the neural basis of behavior and emotions, various aspects of psychopathology, and theory of mind. ". Scroll to it in the link provided above.
Web resources can be rich sources of information on a topic, but when conducting research, it's important to consider the quality and accuracy of sites you visit on the open web. Use the CRAP test to determine whether a web resource is trustworthy:
Magazine and Newspaper articles
Popular articles from magazines and newspapers can:
NOTE: some of the resources below cover scholarly articles as well as popular sources. See the page of this library guide devoted to scholarly articles. Below is a partial listing--see A to Z Database list and library catalog.