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This guide gives an overview of materials and resources available at NYU Libraries for research in psychology. There are other guides to more specific areas listed to the left.
Use the tabs above for help finding background information, articles, and more.
Ready to jump in? Here are the top 4 things to know about starting your research in psychology:
1. Article literature is indexed in the main psychology database, PsycINFO. PsycINFO comes on two different search platforms:
Both platforms have the same PsycINFO content, just different search interfaces. PsycNET is a little more user friendly, while Ovid has more advanced features.
2. Get background information by using a reference work in the field, such as:
3. Manage all the materials you find from various sources using a bibliographic management tool to save, organize, and format your citations.
4. Ask me when you get stuck! I'm here to help you with your research needs, just use one of the contact modes to the right to get help.