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Lehigh University Libraries - Library Guides

Psychology

Introduction

This page discusses ways of finding background information before you embark on more focused research and when you need explanations of technical terminology as you do so.

Video Tutorial: Background Information

This video tutorial  for undergraduate use discusses the role of "background information" in library research. This was done for a summer institute about data. It makes some points that are relevant to any subject area.  

Electronic Reference/Background Info.

Elsevier Reference Works (and books)

There are various ways to search this extensive collection:

  • Click here. You can refine by Domain on the left, or click on the Advanced Search link (center near top)
  • Click here for journal/book searching
  • Use see the Topic Pages:

OTHER REFERENCE WORKS

Print Reference/Background Info.

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