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PSY1059 Advanced Research Methods in Health Psychology

Guide content is curated to assist Pitt student researchers in identifying optimal databases, specialists, and materials. Included are search strategies and details on obtaining fulltext for a variety of document types.

Conducting a Literature Review

A literature review, simply put, is a search of the published literature with the compiled results furnishing an overview of your topic. 

While a literature review can be exhaustive and can present a topic completely, it can also focus on a particular aspect, perhaps answering or dealing with a specific question.

The literature review frames the discussion of your topic within the context of available scholarly knowledge.

Use a Concept Map

Starting out? Try Credo.

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Core Psychology Resources

These databases contain in-depth articles and information on this subject.

Psychology Librarian

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Aimee Sgourakis
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207C Hillman Library, Second Floor
412-648-7730