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Psychology Research Guide - LSC-North Harris


Starting Point

  1. Think about your topic and what are you trying to answer.  Terms? People? Organizations? Places? Objects?
  2. List terms that best represent the main concepts of your topic. 
    • eating disorders
    • eating disorders and women
    • anorexia and women 

Research Databases

Find e-books, streaming videos, and articles from journals. Use your 14-digit library barcode number for off-campus access (the number is on the back of your student ID).  Don't have an ID? Get one from the library. Distance students can fill out the online request form.

 Additional Databases


Library Catalog

Find books, e-books, DVDs, and more.


Use the Library Catalog

  • Enter search terms.
  • Browse search results and click on the title to view the detailed item record.
  • Scroll to the bottom for availability, collection, location, and call number.
  • To find the book on the shelf you will need the complete call number.
  • To request a book from another location, click "request first available copy" then type in your library barcode number and your PIN.

Search the Library Catalog

 Keyword Anywhere:


Library Catalog Video Tutorials


Reference Books

Located on the third floor of the library.

Web Sites

  • Digital Librarian / Psychology - includes a large collection of related sites organized by a New York librarian.
  • American Psychological Association - a scientific and professional organization that represents psychologists in the United States. Click on the "Psychology Topics" tab for information and news about mental health and psychological issues.
  •, updated daily sponsored by the noted Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, provides health updates and preventative care information.
  • MedlinePlus - a database maintained by the NIH's National Library of Medicine, it offers much of its content in Spanish as well as English
  • Mental Health Net - Listing of mental disorders with symptoms and treatment.
  • NIH (National Institutes of Health) - Connect here to get to the many institutes that fall under the jurisdiction of the NIH. Specialty sites for various diseases and disorders offer a rich repository of information. Use the NIH search engine to find specific information.
  • Psych Web - Comprehensive psychology site for teachers and students.
  • PubMed - Search Medline's nine million citations to medical journals with links to participating online journals.
  • Texas Department of State Health Services - Health related data and information.

Citation Help

  1. Keep track of all of the information and sources you used during your research.
  2. Ask your professor about the required citation style.
  3. Consult Citation Help Guide from LSC-North Harris Library to help you construct your citations.

Each citation should answer the questions:

  • Who wrote the material you are using?
  • What did the author(s) entitle the piece he/she/they wrote?
  • Where and when was it published (for a book, what city; for an article, which periodical)?
  • If it's an article or a chapter, what pages is your source on?

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