This is WKU Libraries' research guide for Psychology and Psychological Sciences programs. It contains links to print and online resources to help students, staff, and faculty explore WKU Libraries' many research materials in psychology. Print materials for Psychology and Psychological Sciences are primarily located in Cravens Library. Please feel free to contact the education librarian, Roxanne Spencer (see contact information, right), for more assistance. I am happy to help you navigate our resources to get you the materials you need! We can meet in person, via email, or phone consultation, and my time is flexible--we all lead busy lives!
***Check out the Getting Started research guide
for helpful research tips!***
Graphic Organizer for Research
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Useful Education Information
BEAM Method of evaluating information: Background, Exhibit, Argument, Method: Using a variety of resources, wisely.
BEAM: Evaluating Sources Rhetorically (https://libraries.indiana.edu/sites/default/files/Evaluating_Sources_Rhetorically.pdf)
How to Use a Source: BEAM Method (https://library.hunter.cuny.edu/research-toolkit/how-do-i-use-sources/beam-method)
CRAAP Method of evaluating web information from California State University-Chico:
Copyright, Fair Use, and TEACH ACT: What can be legitimately used for classes, face-to-face or online?
In general, these are the guidelines for educational copyright/fair use, including the TEACHACT, which deals with online classes (from the University of Arkansas Libraries' research guides): https://uark.libguides.com/CopyrightClasses
More specifically, if WKU Libraries subscribes to the journal or has a copy of the book (print or ebook), faculty can make a copy of an article or book chapter and use it for/post it to a class. If WKU Libraries does NOT own the book or subscribe to the journal, faculty should gather those materials into a course pack for that class, which is handled through the WKU Store. Course packs usually have a fee attached.