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PY2106: Human Development Across the Lifespan Guide: Finding Resources

Use the resources below to find books, journal articles and more.

Key Psychology Databases

One Search

One Search is a way of searching all the library's resources - books and ebooks, journals and journal articles, multimedia and more. You can find the One Search search box on the home page of the library website. You can jump right in and start searching or consult our One Search guide for tips on basic, advanced, browse and journal searching, and saving results.

Definitions and topic introductions

Credo includes a range of psychology dictionaries, encyclopaedias, handbooks and more.

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Google Scholar with Find It @ JCU

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Use the tips below to get better search results.

Analysing your topic

The first thing to consider when searching is what you need to find. To do this, you should define your topic.

  • unpack your assignment topic to identify task, content, limiting and context words
  • consider if there are any synonyms or related concepts that may be relevant
Keyword mother work achievement
Synonym maternal career grades
Synonym parent employment results

See more about identifying keywords and synonyms.

Building your search strategy

Use a search strategy to find information more effectively and efficiently by:

Combining keywords

AND, OR and NOT are known as Boolean operators.

Modifying keywords

When modifying keywords, consider using:

  • phrase searching

  • truncation

  • wildcards

See more about developing your search strategy

Video Tutorials for Finding Articles

Evaluating results

When evaluating your results, you should consider the following questions.

  • What is the intended audience?

  • Is the content biased?

  • What's the source's authority? Is it peer-reviewed?

  • How accurate is it?

  • How current is the information?

You can also use the Cornell Method Template to critically read and analyse the information contained in the articles you find in your results.

 

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