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PY 430 Issues in Professional Practice


Welcome PY 430!

This is the research guide for your Issues in Professional Practice course. If you need further help this semester feel free to use the contact info on the right side of this guide to get in touch with any of the research librarians here at DiMenna-Nyselius.

Evaluate Your Sources

The video below recaps the peer-review process. While working on your literature review, you should also:

  • Become familiar with the major scholars working on your research topic
  • Keep an eye out for bias, errors, contradictions, or misinformation
  • Make sure you know who paid for any studies you find
  • Consider intercultural, political, international, and ethnic influences or perspectives

Beyond the DNL

Can't find the book or article you want?

Try Interlibrary Loan (ILL)! With ILL, you can:

  • Use materials from other libraries' collections free of charge
  • Get articles via e-mail within 3-5 business days
  • Get books within 2 weeks
  • Be notified by e-mail when your items arrive (physical materials will be held at the Library in your name)

Request materials online:

Other options for finding books:

If all else fails, you can always try searching Google Books to see if you can access the partial or full text of the book you need!

Google Book Search

Other options for finding articles:

Sometimes if the Library doesn't have the full text of an article, you can find it by searching for the article title in Google Scholar.

Google Scholar Search

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