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Language Acquisition (21:615:322)

This guide was created specifically for Dr. Jennifer Austin's class - Fall 2021

Physical Sciences Librarian

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Naomi Gold
Liaison to the following: Honors Living Learning Community (HLLC), RU-N Writing Program, Office of Transfer Students, Anthropology, Life Sciences (with Bonnie Fong), Nursing, Philosophy, Psychology (with Bonnie Fong), Religious Studies, and Sociology.
The John Cotton Dana Library
Subjects: Writing & Citation


This guide was put together with the goal of helping students in Dr. Jennifer Austin's Fall 2022 Language Acquisition course get started with finding peer-reviewed journal articles for their final project.  It is intended to complement and supplement the November 11, 2021 library research instruction session.

By no means is this an exhaustive guide to doing research, so if you have any questions related to psychology literature research, please contact Naomi Gold at  For general library-related questions, Ask-A-Librarian.

Learning Objectives

Students attending the October 27 2022 library research session for Dr. Jennifer Austin's Language Acquisition class will learn how to:

  • execute effective searches in indexes/databases such as Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) and APA PsycInfo in order to find peer-reviewed journal articles about their topic 
  • identify the different methods to access the full-text of an article
  • locate APA style citations in Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) and APA PsycInfo

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