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Psychology at Mat-Su College

A guide for MSC psychology courses.

Who this guide is for

This guide was written to help Mat-Su College psychology students with how to

  • Find scholarly psychology articles
  • Find psychology books
  • Determine if a particular article is scholarly
  • Cite your sources
  • Get help with questions

To learn more about any of these topics, click the corresponding blue tab above this box.

Anyone is welcome to use this guide, but remember that it was written for Mat-Su College psychology students. It might not cover what students in other classes or at other campuses need to know.

MSC Library Basics

On any Mat-Su College page there is a Library link at the top of the page.

Screenshot showing Blackboard link at top of Mat-Su College homepage

The library website has two search boxes. Just Mat-Su will search physical items in the Mat-Su College campus library, plus ebooks. QuickSearch will look for physical items at many Alaska libraries; articles from magazines, journals, newspapers; government documents; dissertations; and so on.

Screenshot of MSC library's home page

Another thing to notice is the Databases button. This guide mentions many specific databases (online collections of articles) and provides links to them. If you ever want to see a complete list of all the databases you have access to, this Databases button will give you a list.