Genetic and Environmental Influences on Behavior: A Research Guide
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These are only some of the sources that may be useful to you. Please contact me for help with any of your research needs, BethAnn Zambella x1428, or email AskUs.
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Academic Search Premier (via EBSCOhost) 1975+.
Large academic multi-disciplinary database, provides full text for more than 4,500 publications. Great starting point for any topic.
CINAHL (via EBSCOhost) 1981+.
Full-text of over 600 nursing and allied health journals.
CQ Researcher 1991+.
This online periodical from the Congressional Quarterly research staff presents excellent summaries of current events and pro/con issues, such as capital punishment, affirmative action, same-sex marriage and media issues
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (via EBSCOhost)
Over 500 scholarly, full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.
MedLine (via EBSCOhost) The main tool for accessing literature in the medical professions.. Designed and maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
PsycINFO (via EBSCOhost) 1887+. The American Psychological Association (APA) indexes and summarizes peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations.
SocINDEX with Full Text (via EBSCOhost) 1908+. Articles from over 700 sociological journals, covering topics such as abortion, criminal justice, gender studies, marriage and family, religion and urban sociology.
Other databases may be useful to you, depending on your specific topic and approach. AskUs for some customized suggestions.
• It's not always easy to distinguish between scholarly, popular and trade sources. See this handy chart for tips.
Use Locate E-Town Journals to see which journals you can get. Some titles are within the High Library itself (in print, microfiche, or microfilm), others are available electronically in various library databases. . If the journal is held, check to see if the dates you need are available. This is a powerful gateway to about 33,000 titles!
Behavior Genetics and Genes, Brains and Behavior are journals which may be of interest in your research.
If the periodical you want is in microfilm or microfiche, you can order copies of the articles online by using ILLiad Click on Request an Article and fill out the form. You will receive an email when the article is available, usually within 24-48 hours (M-F).
Articles that are not available either in the Library or in library databases, can be ordered on interlibrary loan, also through ILLiad. ILL can take anywhere from 3-5 business days, on average.
Human Genome Project: Behavioral Genetics
intute: health and life sciences Free access to an extensive array of high-quality internet resources in life and health sciences as well as for microbiology, molecular biology, and genetics.
Science.gov Use this search interface to simultaneously search 29 different government databases.
World Wide Science A global science gateway to national and international scientific databases and portals.
Use the High Library catalog to find books, DVDs, CDs and other materials located within the library.
When the collection at the High Library is not sufficient for your research needs, use WorldCat, to locate materials in other libraries. You can then place interlibrary loan requests through ILLiad to get these materials.
Find background information
Here is a small sampling of reference books that may prove useful as you research issues related to behavioral genetics.
Corsini encyclopedia of psychology Ref 150.3 En563 2010 4 volumes
Encyclopedia of Bioethics Ref 174.2 En56 2004 5 volumes
Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science Ref 153.03 En56 4 volumes
Encyclopedia of Genetics Ref 576.503 En56 2 volumes
Encyclopedia of Human Behavior Ref 150.3 En564 4 volumes
Encyclopedia of human emotions Ref 152.403 En56 2 volumes
Encyclopedia of Life Sciences Ref 5790.3 En56 26 volumes
Encyclopedia of Psychology Ref 150.3 En563 8 volumes
Genetics Ref 576.03 G328 4 volumes
Handbook of Psychology Ref 150 H2362 12 volumes
International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Ref 300.3 In61 26 volumes
MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences Ref 153.03 M679
Evaluating resources, on the Web and off
Evaluating Information Found on the Internet This guide can be applied equally to Internet and non-Internet resources, from Johns Hopkins.
Evaluate Internet Resources UMUC provides a checklist of questions to ask about an Internet resource or any information resource.
Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask UC Berkeley provides a great evaluative framework in a graphically-pleasing chart.
Five Criteria for Evaluating Web Pages A chart from Cornell's Web site.
What's in a URL? IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) list of generic top-level domain name endings (like .com, .gov).
Writing your Paper
You can get help from a writing tutor at the Center for Student Success/Learning Services at E-town.
Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University can help with any aspect of writing and organizing your thoughts.
University of North Carolina Writing Center offers a great number of handouts to help you begin and finish your paper.
Citing your Sources
APA Style.org Directly from the American Psychological Association.
Citing Electronic Sources--APA Style From the librarians at E-town.
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