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LIBRARY GUIDE TO PSY 2000 - Success in the Psychology Major

Career Information
Occupational Outlook Handbook - up-to-date information on preparation, work environment, and job outlook of psychologists.

Career Paths in Psychology: where your degree can take you
     book: 3rd floor of the library, BF 76 .C38 2017

Great Jobs for Psychology Majors
     book: 3rd floor of the library, BF 76.D44 2006

Own your Psychology Major: a guide to student success
      book: 3rd floor of the library, BF 131 .G374 2019
Graduate School Guides
Graduate Study in Psychology, American Psychological Association, 2019 - The definitive guide to psychology graduate study.

Getting into Graduate School: a comprehensive guide for psychology and the behavioral sciences,
ebook, 2015

Getting in: a step-by-step plan for gaining admission to graduate school in psychology, published by the American Psychological Association, print book.  3rd floor of the library, BF 80.7 .U6 G47 2007

Barron's GRE Psychology: Graduate Record Examination in Psychology, print book, 3rd floor of the library, BF 78 .P34 2015

Preparing for Graduate Study in Psychology:101 questions and answers, 3rd floor of the library, BF 80.7 .U6 B87 2007
Library Research Strategies
How to find articles in Psychology

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff PsycINFO
Need articles in psychology or counseling? Use PsycINFO! It's a great resource and is published by the American Psychological Association. How to export to RefWorks
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff PsycARTICLES
Here you'll find full-text articles from many journals published by the American Psychological Association,  the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe & Huber. PsycARTICLES is a subset of PsycINFO, so if you need more information, go to PsycINFO. How to export to RefWorks

Does the library have the fulltext of this article?

  • Johnstone, K. M., Ashbaugh, H., & Warfield, T. D. (2002). Effects of repeated practice and contextual-writing experiences on college students' writing skills. Journal of Educational Psychology 94(2): 305-315.

 To find full-text, use:

  •  Library OneSearch. Enter a portion of the article title in quotes in Library OneSearch. "Effects of repeated practice and contextual-writing"       Click this link: Full Text Online to view the full-text.
If we don't have your article electronically or in-print, you can order the article through InterLibrary Loan using ILLiad. It's a free service but a few days for the article to be available.
Literature Review
What is a literature review? According to Mary George from Elements of Library Research (page 10), a literature review is "a paragraph, section, or entire chapter -- depending on the nature and length of the publication -- in which the author identifies and comments on previous attempts to answer the same, or related, research questions."

Organizing Your Social Sciences Research Paper: the literature review - from the University of Southern California Libraries

Anatomy of a Scholarly Article - from North Carolina State University libraries
  • Literature Review - overview of related research
Why use library resources?
Anyone can make a webpage. Do you want to find out about the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus? Just click here! But this website is a hoax! Someone developed this website to show you how easy it is to put anything on the web.

When you do a Google search, you're searching about 10% of the information that's available on the web. This iceberg image shows that more information is available in the deep web, but it's information that has been evaluated. Usually you need a password to access information in the deep web, and that's what happens when you use library databases. Your OU ID is your password, so you have access to quality information through the library's website!

Evaluate the information you find using this guide on How to Spot Fake News!
Research Ideas
APA Research in Action - application of psychological research
APA Speaking of Psychology - podcasts of current psychological research
NPR Research News - advancements in science and psychology

Encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks
Citing Sources
Writing Help

Writing Resources for Students
Find in-depth information about the mechanics of writing, MLA/APA citations, avoiding plagiarism, and more.

Writing Center
The consultants can help you with every stage of the writing process.

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