Welcome to the 85-715: Graduate Research Methods in Psychology Library Guide
Use the tabs above to navigate through the following pages of the guide:
Finding Research Articles - where and how to begin searching
Databases - finding and using databases
Effective Searching - tips and best practices for searching
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Zotero - citation management with Zotero
Increasingly, funding agencies and journals are requiring that researchers make their data publicly available. For example, the NIH Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) policy requires that large scale genomic data be shared, while PLOS journals require that all data underlying the findings in their papers be made publicly available.
Sharing data and metadata can be beneficial in a number of ways and can be a good option even if not required. Sharing data can:
There are a number of great options for making data available, including:
Browse the Kilthub respository here. If you are interested in depositing any of your research products (i.e. data sets, conference posters, dissertations, or publications) to Kilthub, please contact us.
The Global Communication Center can help you with written, oral and visual communication (papers, presentations, speeches, etc.)
LabArchives is an Electronic Research Notebook that can be used for securely storing, sharing, searching, and managing research data in any field or as an instructional tool in classes. All CMU affiliates have free access to the Educational and Professional Editions of LabArchives. To learn more about how to use the platform, visit our page here or contact lcubias@labarchives to set up a free consultation for you or your work group on how to get started with it or learn if it is the right choice for you.
The LibKey Nomad browser extension provides one-click access to the Libraries' full text resources as you find research on the web and in databases. Find information on how to install here.
Do you have your unique ORCID identifier? ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized. Register NOW and get your unique ORCID identifier. More info at ORCID.
Open Science Framework (OSF) is a free & open source project management web-based tool that is useful for:
CMU now has an institutional license for OSF. Use your Andrew email address to sign-up for OSF to take advantage of our institutional benefits including:
If you are interested in learning more about OSF or need help, you can read our OSF guide or contact University Libraries Data Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.