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Psychology Graduate Student Library Research Guide

Information to support students as they become proficient users of library resources and services.


Dear Graduate Student:

          This guide has been developed with your information needs in mind.  To support your goal of becoming an effective and efficient user of the University Libraries resources and services, I’ve set the following learning outcomes for our session:

          On completion of our instructional session, you should be able to:

·   Locate books owned by the University Libraries;

·   Request books from E-Z Borrow;

·   Identify appropriate journal articles using journal index databases

·   Find full-text copies of articles

·   Request articles held in print or not owned by the University Libraries

·   Manage book and article citations using RefWorks or EndNote Web.


Other helpful research guides

Librarians throughout the University Libraries are creating helpful research guides every day.  Some are very broad based while others are designed for students working on a particular assignment.  Here are four that might be useful to you.

Psychology/Behavioral Science (  A comprehensive guide intended for both new and experienced researchers in psychology.   Authored by Laura Mullen, Psychology Librarian at the Library of Science and Medicine on the Busch Campus.

Research Tips for Graduate Students (  Supports  the research session that is part of the Newark Graduate Writing Workshops series.  Serves as an introduction to the library research process for Rutgers-Newark graduate students.  Created by Roberta Tipton,  Dana Library’s Information Literacy Coordinator and Senior Business Librarian.

Writing a Dissertation or Thesis (  Part of a larger guide on dissertations and theses, this section is a comprehensive list of print and electronic resources available through the University Libraries and on the Web.  From Stephanie Bartz, Government Documents Librarian at Alexander Library on the College Avenue Campus.

Faculty Guide-Newark ( FAQs asked by new faculty on campus. Created by Roberta Tipton.


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

It was updated by Naomi Gold ( in June 2022.


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