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Library Tutorials for Psychology

Tutorial 1

Tutorial 1: When you know what you're looking for

When you know the book you're looking for

When you know the title of the BOOK you're looking for...

- If you know the title of the book you're looking for, you can enter it in the basic search box of the TLU Library Catalog

If you find a book, write down the call number, check the location (Circulating Collection is most common - these are the books on the second floor), and check the status (Not Charged means not checked out).

Emphasis on call number, location, and status

When you know the title of the ARTICLE you're looking for...

If you know the title of the article you're looking for, you can enter the full title, in quotation marks, into the PsycINFO database. Make sure to put quotation marks around the title to indicate that you want the database to find those exact words in that order. You can choose TI Title in the dropdown menu, although your search will usually succeed even if you don't do this. 

Screenshot of title search

If your PsycINFO search isn't successful, you can search for the article title, in quotation marks, in QuickSearch or Google Scholar, which go beyond the discipline of psychology. When using QuickSearch, make sure to un-check the "Full Text" box. 

Un-check Full Text box

--Interlibrary Loan--

Need an item that our library doesn't own? No worries, you can email the title, author and date of what you need to ill@tlu.edu or fill out a form. We can get most (but not all) articles within 2 days and many books within 4-8 days. 

For more information, visit our interlibrary loan page.