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Psychology 101 & 102 Research  

This guide was designed to assist psychology students with their research in Professor Henderson's classes. However, it may be helpful to students doing research in any PSY class.
Last Updated: Feb 16, 2017 URL: http://libguides.sunyorange.edu/psy Print Guide RSS Updates

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 Remember that .gov websites are often the best source of health information. So, if you to look at only .gov sites, search your topic and add "site:.gov" to your search. Example: memory loss site:.gov

You can also try site:.org and site:.edu but you will have the best luck site:.gov.

REMEMBER, .COM websites are NOT the best sources of information for college research. 

Avoid WebMD.com, About.com, and other .coms....

Recommended Websites for Psychology

Use the search box available on the following websites to search a topic OR just look at the links on the page to find a topic.

  • National Institutes of Mental Health
    The NIMH mission statement is: "is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure." Be sure to explore the first three headings under the HEALTH & EDUCATION Tab: Mental Health Information, Publications, and Educational Resources.
  • MedlinePlus from the National Institute of Health (NIH)
    Here's MedlinePlus About page information: "MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free." This is one of best FREE, reliable online sources of medical information out there. However, explore links to get enough information for summary on a topic.
  • The Center for Disease Control A-Z Index
    The CDC provides excellent, detailed information about a variety of health topics. Search a health issue related to psychology or browse through this alphabetical list.
  • American Psychological Association's Topics Page
    Use the Search box (and change the drop-down to Psychology Topics) to search a topic. You may not find your topic on this site, or because many of the pages do not contain a lot of information, you should explore the links available on your topic page for your assignment summary.
  • Psych Central
    NOTE: Yes, this is a .com site so you will see advertising and many of the entries on a topic are short so explore the links on a topic to get enough information for a "college level" summary. From the site's About page: "Psych Central is the Internet’s largest and oldest independent mental health social network. Since 1995, our award-winning website has been run by mental health professionals offering reliable, trusted information and over 200 support groups to consumers." I would recommend a library database source over this .com site, and you should EVALUATE the pages you choose to use carefully.
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