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Introduction to Psychology Research Tutorial

Overview

Introduction to Psychology Research Cover ImageThe Introduction to Psychology Research tutorial will familiarize students with the resources and tools to help them conduct research for their introductory psychology courses. The content is broken into 4 parts:

  • Introduction to the Langara Library & Learning Commons
  • Introduction to PsycINFO and Searching Library Databases
  • Searching in PsycINFO
  • Conclusion and Recap

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this tutorial, you should be able to:

  • Identify the various research and writing supports available to you at the Library and Learning Commons
  • Navigate to the psychology section of the Library website and specifically to the PsycINFO database
  • Differentiate between peer reviewed articles and popular articles
  • Develop appropriate keywords for database searching using the database operators AND and OR
  • Filter your results to find peer-reviewed empirical studies