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Language Acquisition (21:615:322): Overview

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

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This guide was put together with the goal of helping students in Dr. Jennifer Austin's Fall 2021 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 or Bonnie Fong at  For general library-related questions, Ask-A-Librarian.

Learning Objectives

Students attending the November 11, 2021 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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Bonnie Fong
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