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Psychology Courses & Research: PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology

PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology

Overview Sources

Encyclopedias and other overview sources provide the "big picture" of a topic, with important background information to help you research more effectively.

Journal Articles from Psychology Databases

Journal Articles from Additional Related Databases

Evaluating sources

PATS: Acronym for Evaluation indicators
Purpose Is the intent to INFORM or PERSUADE?
Authority Scholar? Journalist? Experienced in the topic? Whatever it is, what does it mean in the context of history? Of a country? Of a time period?
Timeliness Depends on your topic whether currency is important
Scope Do you want something that covers the topic broadly, specifically, or in-depth? (e.g., respectively, encyclopedias, news or scholarly articles, and books)