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Psychology: Background Online

Why Use a Reference Source?

See scholarly reference sources like dictionaries, directories, and encyclopedias before books or articles to give yourself a solid background in your subject. They'll contextualize your topic and synthesize a vast amount of information that would otherwise take you a long time to amass. Entries in reference sources usually contain a list of respected sources to launch your research.  They're also helpful for brainstorming and learning the vocabulary of the field: you'll get better database search results if you use search terms appropriate for the era.

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This box will search full-text online versions of psychology dictionaries and encyclopedias.

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