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Experimental Methods for Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences (21:830:302): Welcome

A guide to library research

Learning Objectives

Students attending the Spring 2020 library research session for their Experimental Methods for Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences class will be able to:

  • execute an effective search in the PsycINFO database in order to find peer-reviewed articles about their topic 
  • employ an efficient search in Google Scholar for articles about their topic
  • determine if an article is published in a peer-review journal
  • identify the different methods to access the full-text of an article
  • locate APA style citations in PsycINFO and Google Scholar

About this guide

         This research guide has been designed to help you with your writing assignments for Experimental Methods.  It has been organized  by the steps you will take in using the University Libraries' resources and services: finding appropriate citations in the journal literature index for psychology, PsycINFO, locating them in fulltext/pdf, reading them, and finally reporting on them in your annotated bibliography, lab report or research paper.

          Please let me know if you have any questions about your library research.  My contact information is listed in the box to the right.  You can also reach any librarian with your questions by using the Ask A Librarian sidebar on the pages of the University Libraries website.


Use tutorials for additional help

Are you feeling a bit concerned about searching journal indexes or any other aspects of library research?  The University Libraries has a series of tutorials on the research guide, Research in the Disciplines, which includes sections on journal database searching and finding fulltext articles among other topics.  Please go to 

Science Librarian

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Bonnie Fong
John Cotton Dana Library

185 University Ave

Newark, NJ 07102-1814

(973) 353-3811


Please note that this guide was originally created by Ann Watkins (Dana Library Life Sciences Librarian), who retired in 2018.

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