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Tamara Rhodes

Subject Librarian - Psychology, Cognitive Science, Human Development & Linguistics

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How Your Librarian Can Help

An overview of what your librarian can do to offer support for you

  • Connect: Scholarly Communications, Research Data Curation, Digital Collections, Teaching + Learning Commons
  • Acquire: buy and acquire resources for you
  • Assist: help you with finding research
  • Instruct: offer instruction on research techniques and strategies for you and/or your classes
Getting Started The essentials - what you need to know to get started using the library
Books & Ebooks
  • Current list of new Psychology books and ebooks
  • List of key ebook collections for Psychology
  • How to find books and ebooks in our catalog
  • How to request books we don't have
  • How to recommend the purchase of a resource
  • How to set up Google Scholar for full text access to articles
  • How to get full text articles in databases
  • How to find articles
  • List of subject-relevant databases
  • How to find dissertations and theses
  • Tools for staying current with research
Encyclopedias & Dictionaries
  • List of highlighted reference sources
Evaluating Sources
  • Types of articles
  • Determining types of articles
  • Evaluation criteria
  • List of highlighted sources for biographies
    • Psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists
    • 50 Key Thinkers in Psychology
    • Women's Intellectual Contributions to the Study of Mind and Society

Reviews of Current Research

  • Reviews that cite and summarize literature to give an overview of a subfield and allow one to quickly peruse summaries of the vast output of scholarly publications.

Comprehensive information on data and statistics at UCSD

  • Data Services
  • What is data
  • Frequently Used Stats
  • Frequently Used Data
  • Finding Data
  • Stat Software
  • Data APIs
  • Text Mining
  • Social Media Data
Tests & Measures
  • Includes link to research guide on tests, scales, or measures in Psychology and how to find them
Citation Software
  • List of available citation management software and how to choose one
  • How to export citations to EndnoteWeb
  • How to use CiteWhileYouWrite plugin with Microsoft Word


Annotated Bibliographies
  • What is an annotated bibliography?
  • Abstract vs annotation
  • Types of annotations
Citation Generators
  • Short list of citation generators
Psyc Research & Writing Guides
  • List of sources for writing and researching in Psychology
Preventing Plagiarism
  • 3 modules/tutorials on how to prevent plagiarism


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