Use the tabs on the left to search for journal articles, books, etc. on your topic. Visit our main databases page to identify additional journal databases that may be related to your research.
The Capstone guide linked below connects you to resources on other steps in the process, such as webinars on finding a topic and research question, locating tests and other measures, and presenting your results in a class or at a conference.
Here are some examples of literature reviews (from the PsycInfo database):
Drummond, C., Gual, A., Goos, C., Godfrey, C., Deluca, P., Von Der Goltz, C., & ... Kaner, E. (2011). Identifying the gap between need and intervention for alcohol use disorders in Europe. Addiction, 106(Suppl 1), 31-36. doi:10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03335.x
Webb, H. J., & Zimmer‐Gembeck, M. J. (2014). The role of friends and peers in adolescent body dissatisfaction: A review and critique of 15 years of research. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 24(4), 564-590. doi:10.1111/jora.12084
Spallek, J., Reeske, A., Norredam, M., Nielsen, S. S., Lehnhardt, J., & Razum, O. (2015). Suicide among immigrants in Europe—A systematic literature review. European Journal of Public Health, 25(1), 63-71. doi:10.1093/eurpub/cku121
There are a number of software programs available that help students store references and notes, create bibliographies, etc. , including the ones listed below. Some students find them useful while others don't feel they are needed.
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