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PSYC 320 - Professor Beckum (Fall 2023): Welcome & Connect with a Librarian


Martee Squire

Hello Psychology Students!  My name is Martee Squire (she/they), and I designed this guide to help you with your PSCY 320 presentation.

One of the most important resources that can make your research process easier and faster is a librarian. Okay, I know I biased, but hear me out. :)

I and all the other ARC librarians are here to help you with your research. We want you to ask us questions! So, if any questions pop up with this, or any other research assignment you're working on, please ask us. We're happy to help! Find out all the ways you can contact an ARC Librarian on this page.

Please feel free to email me directly at:

Last but not least, if you are new to the research process, or if you'd like to brush up on your research skills, I recommend going through the What is Research Tutorial and the Getting Started with Research TutorialNOTE:  To login from off-campus, you will need your eServices username (w+student ID) and password. 

Happy Searching!

Canvas Research Tutorials

ARC Library Research Tutorials in Canvas

After logging in to Canvas, click on Enroll in Course. On average, each lesson takes about 30 minutes to complete. You can do just a few, or all the modules. You can also earn a certificate of completion for each module. Topics include:

  1. What Is Research?
  2. Getting Started with Research
  3. OneSearch Basics
  4. Evaluating & Selecting Sources 
  5. Fact-Check: Understanding Misinformation and Disinformation 
  6. Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism 

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Research Help Desk

The Research Help Desk, located in the back, right corner from the main entrance of the library, is staffed by a librarian during regular business hours. Please stop by or call (916) 484-8458 for assistance with your library or research questions. If you need to check out a book or have questions about your library account, please speak with library staff at the circulation desk near the front of the library. 

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