Psychology 2301 | Dr. Raquel Henry, Professor
The best library assignments use a variety of resources including books, newspaper and journal articles, internet sites, and even videos, dvds or audiocassettes. We encourage you to use all of these sources for your paper. Reference books and journal articles should provide the best information for these topics. Any library will have a good Encyclopedia of Psychology, which contains essay on your topics. Apply for a library card and request materials online. We hope you will take full advantage of the many resources our libraries offer.
The assignment must be at least 5 pages in length, double-spaced with at least 5 sources of information. The paper should be sent to your professor via email. No papers will be accepted after the posted date.
TOPIC: You are to describe yourself from the perspective of one of the following theories: psychoanalytic, humanistic, or social cognitive. You may describe many different aspects of yourself. For example, you relationships, how you function in groups (in your family, at work, with peers) your sexuality, your development, etc.
Librarian talk . . . About Getting Started!
As you begin, narrow your topic to a size that you can manage. Consider keywords that will help you find the information you need. These can be names of people, literary works, events, or broader identifying terms. Use these keywords for locating information in the library catalog, electronic databases, and on the internet.
Humanistic psychotherapy; Social-cognitive; Psychoanalytic theory; Psychology-theory; Learning theories.
|Librarian Talk . . .About Books!
Apply online for a library card. Use the barcode number from your Lone Star College ID or library card to:
Suggested Materials from Your Library
|Librarian Talk . . . About Finding Journal and Newspaper Articles!
Electronic databases are purchased by the libraries for your research use. To find articles in newspapers and journals, letters, reference books, illustrations, photographs and more, use your updated library card to login to the following databases. If you find an interesting article that is not full-text, please give the correct bibliographic information to our Reference Librarians and they will see that you get the article. They will need full bibliographic information - and your name and address. Send your phone number as well, so they can contact you if they need to. There is some overlap of articles in the following databases. However, we encourage you to use more than one. All are excellent sources for this topic.HINT: For a full list of article databases, go to http://www.lonestar.edu/library/article-databases and use your library card for login.
Academic Search Complete | Collection of journal, newspaper, and magazine articles. Many scholarly.
ProQuest Research Library | Collection of journal, newspaper, and magazine articles. Many scholarly
Health Source: Nursing Academic | Full-text articles, books, pamphlets, and reports covering health and psychology.
Psychology Electronic Journals and Periodicals | Huge collection of online psychology journals maintained by Hanover College.
Librarian Talk . . . About the Internet!
The Internet will be a wonderful source of original documents. Browse the sites we have suggested below. Remember, you do want to find reputable sites. Look at:
STUDENTS: Please be aware that there is much garbage on the web. The sites we have selected seem to be reputable. The nature of your assignment lends itself more to the reference book and journals.
Social Cognition Paper Archive and Information Center Several types of information are available, including preprints or abstracts of papers or presentations and links to information about active researchers in the area. Maintained by Purdue University.
Humanistic Psychology The Association for Humanistic Psychology gives a little history on this theory.
Psychological Self-Help An online book - look at Chapter 4 - Behavior, Motivation, Self-Control. Theories are discussed here. Prefer your own text or Ency of Psych mentioned above.
Librarian Talk about getting help!
Support for a successful paper is more than finding the right resources. Putting it all together takes time and effort. Sometimes it takes additional help from the librarians or tutors. Please consider the following resources if you need additional help. Remember, the expert on the assignment is your professor; use the eCollege VISTA in-class email to contact her.
Citing Sources Using APA Style | Lone Star College-Kingwood library guide. Examples of both paper and electronic citations.
Misuse of Sources | Extract from WRITING WITH SOURCES: A Guide for Harvard Students, by Gordon Harvey, Expository Writing Program, Copyright 1995, The President and Fellows of Harvard University Chapter Three: Misuse of Sources: 3.1 Plagiarism and 3.2 Other Ways of Misusing Sources.
Learning Center | Check our hours for in-house tutoring. Tutors at any of our colleges will be happy to help with your research assignment or with problems you may be having in class.
Attach your paper to and email to Dr. Janis Terry, Assistant Dean. Dr. Terry or one of the writing tutors will read through your paper and make brief comments on your paper and return it to you.
REMEMBER, the expert on this paper is your Dr. Henry. Write her using your LSC-Online email.