Learning About Your Topic
Sometimes you may be interested in a topic, but don't know much about it. If that's the case, then some background reading, either in books or encyclopedias, can be very helpful.
Reading an article in an encyclopedia or a chapter in a book can tell you what's important to researchers on your topic, and can help you narrow your topic, which will be helpful when you start searching for sources.
That's why people like Wikipedia so much--it helps them learn more about things they're interested in.
Use the ebooks and encyclopedias on this page much like you would encyclopedia--to get an overview of what you're interested in.
SUNY Libraries Catalog
To request a book from another SUNY library, click Borrow from another library.
Click on the link to sign in, then login with your Laker NetID and password.
Click Interlibrary loan.
Make sure the request information looks correct, and if you'd like, add a comment. Then click Send Request.
- That's it! We will email you when the item arrives at Penfield.
Other Parts of the Tutorial
Take a Look at the Other Parts of the Psycinfo Tutorial: