This guide will help Psychology students find the information they need for their studies.
While planning your search is essential- it's also important to know what type of information you are looking for, as it will help you decide where to search.
Different types of information can be found in different places, for example:
Useful for providing an overview of a topic or issue. Contains background information and context and is very useful as a starting point for research - especially if you are new to a topic!
Contains the latest research on very specific topics and often contains in-depth analysis. Journal articles are published more quickly than books so can be used to find more up to date information.
This includes government or non-government organisation (NGO) reports, guidelines and statistics. They often contain an overview of an issue as it applies to a specific region, state, country or worldwide.