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ZSR Library

Psychology Research Guide: For Graduate Students

A guide to support undergraduate and graduate student research in Psychology.

ZSR Resources for Graduate Students

The links below provide information about resources and services available to graduate students through ZSR Library. 

If you have questions about any of these services, please contact the appropriate person listed on the webpage or your library liaison, Kathy Shields, at shielddk@wfu.edu.

History & Social Science Librarian

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Conducting Structured Literature Reviews

As you begin your research, we recommend reviewing these resources for conducting a structured literature review. Even if you are not performing a full systematic review, drafting a detailed plan of your study before you begin any type of literature review ensures reproducibility and transparency and reduces bias. 

Finding Tests & Measures

Tips & Tricks for Finding Tests & Measures: 


Resources for Finding Tests & Measures: 

Finding Grey Literature

Grey literature is literature that does not go through the traditional scholarly publishing process, but is produced by governments, academia, NGOs and IGOs, think tanks, and other groups where publishing is not the primary purpose of the organization. Examples of grey literature include: dissertations, theses, working papers, government reports, policy documents, conference presentations and abstracts, pre-prints, and more. Unlike scholarship produced through traditional venues, grey literature tends to be widely dispersed and may require a different search strategy. For help locating grey literature, contact your librarian! 

Zotero

Do you know Zotero? This powerful citation manager helps you keep up with everything you find during the research process, then it helps you cite your sources in-text as you write your paper and generates a bibliography at the end. Interested in learning more? Check out our Zotero guide to work through a self-guided tutorial, watch our Zotero tutorials on YouTube, or make a virtual appointment to get more help! 

APA Citation and Style Resources

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