Citation management software is available to help you collect references, organize your references, insert and cite references automatically while writing, and automatically generate formatted bibliographies. There are MANY options, both free and paid. Below are the tools that UNCW librarians support and can teach you how to use:
The literature review is an important part of every research project. This guide takes you through the literature review process, explaining the reasons for reviewing the literature and differentiation between the types of literature available.
ProQuest Research Companion contains more than 80 short videos are organized into nine Learning Modules that answer questions like "How do I choose a topic?" "Where do I find information?" and "How do I evaluate sources?" Different kinds of "pre" and "post" assessment questions make the viewing experience more interactive, while allowing educators to measure students’ learning and identify gaps in their understanding.
This book shows researchers how to do comprehensive research on any topic. It explains the variety of search mechanisms available, so that the researcher can have the reasonable confidence that they have not overlooked something important.
The library's best bet for finding psychological instruments. APA PsycTests indexes a wide variety of test types and instruments including aptitude tests, personality scales and cognitive functioning measures. Instruments are available as PDF downloads or multimedia files.
Contains more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos by world-leading academics from across the social sciences. Designed to guide users to the content they need to learn a little or a lot about their method. Access includes research methods case studies and datasets. Search for terms like "psychometrics," "assessment," "instruments," "measurement," "scaling," or "testing" to learn about conducting research with these methods and techniques.
This database is the American Psychological Association (APA)'s renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books and dissertations. If searching by topic, add the term "appended" to a separate search box from your topic keywords and change the dropdown to the right of the search box from "Anywhere" to "TM Tests and Measures." Alternatively, use the Tests & Measures filter which you will find on the left side of the search results page.