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CLDV 09 / PSYC 09 - Patton: Welcome

Human Development

About this Guide

Thanks for completing the Canvas modules! This class guide has other information that could be useful as you work on your assignment, including database recommendations and database tutorials. Explore the tabs for more details, but use the cheat sheet below to quickly launch your search for information.

Cheat Sheet for Launching Your Research

1. Complete the Using OneSearch tutorial. OneSearch helps you find the library's print books, textbooks, eBooks, & articles from some library databases.

2. Note keywords, synonyms, & other related words that represent your topic.

3. Craft a search in OneSearch.

4. Run your search & narrow your results with filters.

5. Skim your results. Read the summaries / abstracts to decide if you should put more time into reading the actual sources.

6. Email & download any electronic sources that seem relevant. Save the citation information. You will likely need to edit citations.

7. Revise your search as needed.

8. Try searching in PsycINFO & at least one other suggested database.

  • Narrow your results to full-text if available
  • Narrow your results by date & source type if available / needed

9. Get research help from a faculty librarian if you're still stuck.