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Gerald R. Sherratt Library


Psychology: Finding Sources

This library research guide will provide quick, organized access to online databases and articles, ebooks, videos, and more for Psychology majors.

How to Use Wikipedia for Background Research

You may have been told in the past to avoid using Wikipedia in research. While you wouldn't want to cite it as a source, it can be a great place for background information on unfamiliar topics. It can also be a place to find other sources, since Wikipedia requires citations as part of its editorial standards. The following video demonstrates how you might use Wikipedia in your research. 

Find Psychology Articles in Library Databases

The following video shows how to access and strategically use a database for psychology. It includes several tips for using the database more effectively. 

How to Use Google Scholar for Research

This video show you the basics of using Google Scholar ( for research. It covers how to get to Google Scholar and explains how to find articles, features of the search results, and how to get resource found in Google Scholar through the SUU library (NOTE: to find sources available through the library, you will need to be signed into your MySUU portal.)