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PSY4931 / Senior Seminar in Psychology

Library Research Guide created for Dr. Dionne Stephen's Senior Seminar in Psychology. Updated Spring 2023 for Mei Yi Ng, Ph.D..
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ADD FIND IT @FIU TO GOOGLE SCHOLAR

Set up Google links to FindIt@FIU  to link to full text faster

  1. Go to scholar.google.com
  2. Click on the Burger menutop left of the screen.
  3. Click Settings settings cog 
  4. Select Library Links.  Search for Florida International University. 
  5. Check the FIU boxes.
  6. Click Save.
  7. When you search Google Scholar, you will see FIND IT @FIU.  Click it to find the full-text.

The tough part is coming up with the right words to describe your topic.  Use synonyms.  For example your topic is love in the workplace. What terms should you use?  

Use OR between synonyms and AND between different concepts.

 

 

When you have a topic, brainstorm what words to search.  Remember, search for the most important words only.  Use AND between the different terms and OR between words that mean the same thing.  AND narrows your search. OR broadens your search.

Synonyms and Related Terms:  Think of synonyms for your search terms.  For example:

Topic: The impact of global warming on international shipping.

 

Main Term   Synonyms Related Terms
global warming climate change greenhouse gases
international
shipping

global shipping

global freight

international freight

overseas shipping

overseas freight

FedEx

UPS

impact

effect

influence

affect

significance

Note:
You won't always
have related terms