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First Year Seminars: FYS 137-1 Happiness

The Research Process

Focus & Develop: Finding Sources

Finding Books

MUSCAT Plus is the best way to search the library's collections of books and ebooks. You might want to experiment with some of the following search terms:

  • Happiness
  • Subjective well-being
  • Positive psychology

Finding Background Information

Finding Peer-Reviewed Articles

This two-minute video explains how to limit your PsycInfo search results so you're only left with peer-reviewed empirical research articles.

Develop: Finding Related Empirical Research

Once you've found one good article, you can use the database record for that article to perform very targeted searches easily and find related empirical research. Here are a few strategies that may be useful when searching in PsycINFO: