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Gale Virtual Reference Library
Searchable database of encyclopedias and dictionaries. Great for finding background information on topics in psychology and the behavioral sciences.
Recommended Reference Books and Subject Introductions
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)
Call Number: RC455.2 C4 D536 2013
In print, available in the Library. "DSM-5 is a standard diagnostic tool used by mental health professionals."
Bess & Frank Gladhill Learning Commons Hours and Location
How to do Research in College
How to do Research Guide
Includes tips on searching databases, finding scholarly sources, evaluating resources, and citing sources.
Virtual Library Orientation
Get an overview of the Library Resources and an interactive introduction to conducting research.
Using Wikipedia for Academic Research
Wikipedia can also be a helpful tool for finding background information on your topic. The video below helps explain how to use it best.
GREAT TIP: Use these same techniques when looking at articles from Library Databases.
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