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This research guide provides tips for getting started with research in psychology and describes useful research tools and resources.

Reference Sources

Useful Books for Background Research

When you don't know enough about a topic to narrow to a research question or to formulate a thesis, it's a good idea to do some background research. Sources like subject-specific encyclopedias, handbooks, and dictionaries can help you define unfamiliar terms and provide you with a better idea about the issues revolving around your topic.