PSYC 20800 Positive Psychology
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Principal Periodical Databases
In addition to PsycINFO, there are a few other databases you may find useful in your researc.
- MEDLINE (EBSCO)
When your topic is medically related, MEDLINE can be a useful addition to PsycINFO as you do your research.
- SPORTDiscus with Full Text
When your topic involves sports or physiology, SPORTDiscus can be a useful addition to PsycINFO as you do your research.
- Academic Search Premier and ProQuest Research Library
These databases index both popular and scholarly materials in a variety of disciplines.
Covers journals in many disciplines, including psychology. Especially useful for older articles, since coverage of the journals goes back to volume one, whether that was 1887 or 1975. Recent coverage (one, three, or five years, depending on the journal) will not be available for most journals.
Subject searching of the Online Catalog is based on Library of Congress Subject Headings. Use the Online Catalog to find books and materials other than journal articles. Please note that the subject headings used in PsycINFO may be different than the subject headings listed here.
Some terms make sense; some inconsistencies are strange.
- For Motivation in education use Motivation in education
for Motivation in industry use Employee motivation
for Motivation in sports use Sports--Psychological aspects
- Positive Psychology
- Achievement motivation
- Identity (Psychology)
- Mind and body
- Self esteem
- Coaching (Athletics)--Psychological aspects
- Competition (Psychology)
- Goal (Psychology)
- Incentive (Psychology)
- Personnel management
- Punishment (Psychology)
- Reward (Psychology)
- Quality of Life)
- Well being
- Conduct of life
- Medicine, Psychosomatic)
- Depression, Mental
Guides Related to Methods of Research
APA Style for Works Cited
There are several copies of The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Sixth edition, 2010) at the reference desk in the library.
APA has its own APA Style website with both quick answers and tutorials.
In addition the IC Library has a couple online guides that will help you figure it out:
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