Having trouble finding a paper topic? Here are some suggestions from the American Psychological Association.
Resources for your topic may be found in several places:
An entire book (either on the shelf or on the computer) on a single topic may be found in the catalog. The primary call number for psychology books is 150.
Databases covering related disciplines may also contain articles of interest:
What do I do if I find a relevant journal article, but it is really old?
Social Sciences Citation Index helps you find similar more recent research that references the older article.
Survey instruments and tests may be found in several sources including:
PsycTests contains some freely available, noncommercial tests and surveys.
Mental Measurements Yearbook (R 016.15 B93) and Tests in Print (R 016.3712 T28) are print sources that list the reliability and validity of many commercial tests. Test publishers are also listed. Remember commercial publishers generally charge per answer sheet fo any test ordered.
If using human subjects, remember to consult the guidelines and fill out the forms for the Protection of Human Participants in Research.
APA (American Psychological Association) publishes its own style manual describing your paper's format
Other student papers are in the library.
Test preparation for the Graduate Record Exam: