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PSY 401 Psychology Senior Thesis: Course Resources

Psychology & Social Science Databases

Finding Journal Articles

Often your professor will ask you to use scholarly articles, academic articles, or peer-reviewed articles. These are generally all the same thing. They are written by scholars who are experts in their fields and are usually tied to a college or university. They are great for:

  • Credible and trustworthy information
  • Recent findings and research topics in the field
  • Research studies, tables, and data
  • Bibliographies and reference lists.


Find Journal Articles about your topic:

Statistics & Online Resources

Are you researching a specific age group or locale? Find out more about the people by using statistical resources like the ones below.

Finding Books and Ebooks

Bowman Library has a large variety of books and ebooks that are chosen for their relevance to the courses offered. You can access ebooks directly from the library website whether your off or on campus. Books and ebooks are good for finding overviews and history of your topic. ​ You don't need to read the whole book to get the information you need for your project; often one chapter of a scholarly book will cover the information you need.


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Submit your thesis to Bowman Library archives

Submit your thesis to Bowman Library through this form.

View past theses here.

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    • employ* = employer, employee, employed...

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    • mindfulness and athletes

    • mindfulness or meditation

    • “social networking” not Facebook