This online guide to research at the University of Southern California Libraries is intended to assist students and faculty as they formulate, develop, and complete research projects within psychology.
Using this guide is easy! Just navigate through the tabs, located to the left of this box, and follow the instructions for your chosen task. It's that simple!
IMPORTANT: ALWAYS access databases and search engines (including Google Scholar) through a USC Libraries page! This links your computer to the USC databases to which you have FREE access and for which you've already paid.
Not Exactly Sure Where To Start?
To know where to look, you first need to know what you are looking for. Think about all the aspects you need to address your topic, these become your initial "keywords". Then it's time to start digging into your topic.
The USC Libraries Knowing Where to Look tutorial is a great place to start identifying the best search engines for your research questions. Additional resources include the Developing Keywords tutorial and Searching Solutions research guide.
Managing all the materials you find and review is a key to success. Visit these Research Guides on tools you can use to save, organize and output your citations.
Quick search for articles, books, and other library resources.
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