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Unformatted text preview: Using PsycInfo If you are on campus, you can access PsycInfo from this website: http://www.csa.com/htbin/dbrng.cgi?username=berk&access=berk250&cat=psycinfo&adv=1 You can also follow the link to this from http://lib.berkeley.edu/EDP — go to PsycInfo on the top toolbar. (If you are off ­campus, you will need to follow the instructions for off ­campus access on the left side of the EDP web page.) Search using keywords, e.g.: Then, limit your results to peer ­reviewed journals: Look through the article titles and abstracts until you find one that is interesting to you. Remember that no more than one of your articles may be a review article—the others must be empirical. In deciding whether to read an article, pay attention to things like how many people have cited the article when choosing which to read: the more people cite it, the more authoritative you can take it to be. That being said, newer articles will have fewer citations, and so this is not a hard and fast rule. Most articles can be found online, either by clicking the “PDF” icon (if listed), or by clickin the “UC ­eLinks” button and going from there. You can see who cites an article by clicking where it says “Cited by …”. This can be a good way to find more up ­to ­date research based on something that is cited in our textbook. ...
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