ERIC Number: ED359953
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Library Skills for Psychological Research: A Workbook for Psychology 121. 3rd Edition.
King, Christine; And Others
This workbook on library skills for psychological research covers: (1) how to look up books by title or author, including an introduction to STARS (the Stony Brook Automated Retrieval System); (2) how to find books by subject using STARS and how to consult the Library of Congress List of Subject Headings; (3) the kinds of informational questions in psychology that can be answered with reference works and the types of reference books available; (4) the importance of journals for psychological research and how to identify appropriate journals; (5) how to use a periodical index, the Stony Brook Union List of Serials, and the titles of periodical indexes useful for research in psychology; (6) how to use abstracting sources and the titles of abstracting sources useful for psychology; (7) how to use the Social Sciences Citation Index, CD-ROMs, and computerized information retrieval; (8) how to use newspapers and general magazines, the use of specialized newspaper indexes, and location of microform articles; (9) the use of reference sources for getting information about psychological tests and measures; and (10) government documents in the Stony Brook library and how to locate appropriate documents. Each chapter contains review questions, an answer key, and samples of questions that appear on the course practicum exam. (KRN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook. Library.