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PSYC 1113 General Psychology

A survey of the theories, concepts, & principles used to explain human behavior.

Books & eBooks

Finding Your Books

See the instructions for finding books in our library system and check out the list of recommended titles.

These resources have been selected as introductions to the subject, but a much wider and more advanced range of titles can be found in our catalog.

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How to Find Books in the Catalog

Keyword

Type any term, such as psychology or modeling. Remember, keyword searching only looks for your term. There’s no guarantee the results will be about your term.

Title

Type any known words from the title. Avoid articles like a or the.

Author

Use Last name, First name or First name Last name order.

Figure 1

Limiters in the Catalog

Detail of catalog limiters.
  • To Northwestern Oklahoma State University Library Services to discover items held at NWOSU.

  • By Format (book, article, etc.) to get materials of a particular type.

  • To Full Text to see materials you can read right away on your screen.

  • To Peer Reviewed to see only scholarly journal articles.

  • Select the Advanced Search option to refine your search or use the options in left sidebar after you have begun your search.

  • Use quotes around phrases like "social media" or "college athletes".

  • A search for books will include both print books and eBooks but can be limited to either format.

    Figure 2

    An Example of Search Results

    Detail of catalog with the words book and eBook highlighted.

    Note. This example contains both books and eBooks.

  • Use the Boolean operators and, or, and not.

    Examples:

    • Soviet and Russian

    • "Soviet Union" or Russia

    • Mexico not New

    Note: Some databases and search engines require that Boolean operators be typed in all caps to distinguish them from search terms.

  • To truncate a search term, enter a minimum of the first three letters followed by a question mark (?) or an asterisk (*).

    Example: child* or infant*

  • Use parentheses to create more precise searches.

    Example: (games or toys) and (child* or infant*)

Note for Distance Learners

If you are on a satellite campus or taking classes online, you have the same access to library resources as students on the Alva campus. That includes books in our print collection, which we can deliver by mail or courier. See the Interlibrary Loan page for details:

Suggested Books

The following is a selection from our catalog.