Category Archives: Reference

Counseling psychology and development: Providing therapeutic treatments to treat a wide variety of symptoms

In life, there are no guarantees. While you can control much of what goes on in your life, there are instances when issues can arise, overwhelming our abilities to manage and control our responses to them. Counseling psychology is one …

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Questia Reading Room: Free reading from our “Newly added” books section!

The Questia library is constantly growing and evolving with the needs of our users. This holiday season, we’re happy to share some of our brand new content with the Footnotes readers! As a treat for our readers, we’re sharing some …

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Questia’s Citation Showdown Contest: Enter your bibliography for a chance to win part of $2000 in prizes!

With numerous essays and exams piling up, the end of the semester is typically a challenging time for students. Whether the paper is on Ancient Greece or William Shakespeare, a quality research paper includes multiple sources, all of which must …

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Finding the best scholarly articles for your term papers and research projects

Now that you’re in college, have you noticed that your instructors are a lot pickier about how you conduct research for your term papers and research projects? Do they keep mentioning the term “scholarly articles” when they talk about sources? …

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Practicing source-ery: Utilizing primary and secondary sources

Primary and secondary sources Now that research paper-writing season is well underway, you may be hearing your professors discussing the need for primary sources as well as secondary sources. Sidney Silverman Library at Bergen Community College (NJ) offers a straightforward definition …

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Psychology articles on dreams, memory and personality on Questia

If you’re searching for psychology articles on dreams, memory, personality or other topics, check out some of the scholarly books and articles on Questia, your online research library and paper-writing tool. The entire Questia site has been redesigned to be …

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Take Searches Up a Notch

Traditional search methods don’t always work effectively. When you’re disappointed with the results you’re getting, Barbara G. Friedman, author of Web Search Savvy: Strategies and Shortcuts for Online Research (Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2005), 60, suggests trying some of …

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Get Fast, Accurate Results with Exact Phrases

“Searching for phrases” notes Living Internet “is one of the fastest ways to narrow down results” Their article Search for Phrases, explains how to use this technique. You can specify a phrase on most search engines by placing it in …

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Line It Up

“A working outline,” says the University of Victoria Department of English, can provide you “with a rough map of where the essay will go, making a diagram of your thoughts to sharpen and define your purpose.” The UVic Writer’s Guide …

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Culture Club

Online Search Techniques “The diversity of cultures represented on the Web is an amazing and wonderful thing,” notes Web expert Barbara G. Friedman, who adds, “But online searches are easily thwarted if the user fails to take into account the …

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