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Psychology 148: Final Project


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Encyclopedias and Reference Books / eBooks

START HERE: These resources provide essential background information - who, what, when, where, why, how

Taft Online Subscription Databases

  • Explora Searches multiple databases all at once for topics in current news, history, health, science, and more. Content comes from magazines, news sources, books, and more.
  • Biography in Context Biographies of more than 650,000 individuals throughout history.
  • Health and Wellness Resource Center Up-to-date reference material as well as full-text magazines, journals, and pamphlets from a wide variety of authoritative medical sources.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context Viewpoint articles, reference content, full-text magazines, academic journals, and newspapers, primary source documents, statistics, and links to web sites.
  • Teen Health and Wellness: Real Life Real Answers Specifically designed for teenagers on issues relating to health, fitness, alcohol, drugs, mental health, family life, and much more.
  • Today's Science Designed to connect the classroom to real world discoveries, explaining important developments in biology, chemistry, the environment, space, physics, and technology.
  • Image database
    • Britannica Image Quest Access millions of images which are rights-cleared for non-commercial, educational use.
    • See Websites below for ways to find freely-usable images on the internet.
  • Video database
    • Classroom Video On Demand Provides access to thousands of full-length videos and video segments on topics in all subject areas.


Wikipedia's general disclaimer: "Wikipedia cannot guarantee the validity of the information found here. The content of any given article may recently have been changed, vandalized or altered by someone whose opinion does not correspond with the state of knowledge in the relevant fields."

To find other reliable websites:

  • Sweetsearch, a Search Engine for Students searches only reliable websites approved by research experts. Note: Ignore first group of results labeled Ad 
  • Britannica Academic includes links to recommended websites.
  • Limit your search to reliable domains by including the phrase site:gov OR site:edu : .gov for U.S. government agencies and .edu for educational institutions in the U.S.                                                          


In addition to the database Britannica ImageQuest (our subscription database with millions of rights-cleared images), you can use these websites to find images:

  • Wikimedia Commons (a collection of over 53 million freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute)
  • Google Images (click on Tools -- Choose Usage Rights -- Choose Labelled for noncommercial reuse)
  • Google Advanced Image Search (Choose Usage Rights: Labelled for noncommercial reuse)

Tips for Presentations

Creating Your Bibliography

A statement from MIT Libraries on why we cite our sources: To show your reader you've done proper research by listing sources you used to get your information. To be a responsible scholar by giving credit to other researchers and acknowledging their ideas. To avoid plagiarism by quoting words and ideas used by other authors. To allow your reader to track down the sources you used by citing them accurately in your paper by way of footnotes, a bibliography or reference list.

You can use Bibme, an electronic citation generator, to create your APA style citations.

  • To cite an article found in a print or electronic encyclopedia:
    • Click on Other.
    • Choose Encyclopedia Article.
    • Choose Manual entry mode.
    • Choose In print for a print reference source, Website for a reference article found on a website such as Simply Psychology, or Online database for electronic reference source in a library database such as the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
  • To cite a magazine or newspaper article:
    • Click on Other.
    • Choose Magazine Article or Newspaper Article from the list.
    • Choose Manual entry mode.
    • Choose Online database.
  • To cite a book: 
    • Choose Book.
    • Choose Manual entry mode. 
    • Choose In print for a print book or Online database for an ebook in a library database such as Salem Health or Explora.
  • To cite a website:
    • Choose Website
    • Choose Manual entry mode.
  • To cite an image:
    • Click on Other.
    • Choose the type of image you want to cite: Photograph or Painting / Artwork
    • Scroll down and choose where you found the image: In print, Website, or Online Database such as Opposing Viewpoints in Context.