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Library resources for Psychology students.

Designing and Doing Research

So you need to do a research project. The resources on this page can help you:

  • Find examples of empirical research.
  • Find topic overviews and concept explanation.
  • Find detailed descriptions of a variety of research methods.
  • Learn how to use statistics in Psychology research.

Examples of Research

Use our Journal Databases to find original research (empirical studies), including examples of different methodologies.

Many databases, including PsycINFO, allow you to limit your results to empirical studies. For example, in PsycINFO you'll see this option:

Screenshot of limiting


Reference Books

Use the following reference books in our collection to help you plan your research.

If you need more information than these books provide, you can try searching our catalog for more books on research methods and statistics.

Try using keywords like:

  • psychology research methodology
  • social sciences methodology
  • psychology statistical methods
  • social sciences interviewing

Refine by Topic on the left on the search results screen to focus your search even further.

Print reference books can be found in the Reference Section, near the Learning Commons on the first level of the library.