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A guide to accompany the course assignment for PSY 392 Addictions

Primary Sources in Psychology

Primary sources are original documents containing first-hand accounts of an event, a report of original experimental research, or original works of art.  In psychology, a primary source would include original empirical research as well as items such as a book or scholarly article written by a leading theorist.

The following guide on Research Methodologies is useful for understanding the different types of Empirical Researched articles. 

Key Resources to Search

For psychology topics, the key not to be missed resources are primarily from APA.

For the best results, make sure to use the APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms.

Search ALL APA Databases

In a hurry? Use the search box below to search PsycINFO, PsycBooks, and PyscARTICLES simultaneously.