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PSYC 2967 - Theory & Issues in Human Development

Posted: Jan 7, 2015

Library Instruction for
Theory & Issues in Human Development; PSYC 2967

I. Basics you need to know – the Foundations

1. Interlibrary Loan
Register to use ILL when you need resources (books, journal articles, conference
proceedings etc.) the library doesn’t have.  Takes an average of 3 days.

2. Connect NY – look for books that we don’t have but are available through the
consortium and delivered to Folsom in one to two days.  Can use this system if we have a
book but it is checked out.

II.   Topic - Sociocultural Educational Methods
                   Vygotsky's Theory

1. Encyclopedias for overview and general understanding

Handbook of Psychology - Search Vygotsky* Section Title (1 box)
                                                            Theory Section Title (2nd box)

2. Journal Articles  using the following Databases:
                                         Search: Vygotsky* theory (Abstract) OR
                                         Sociocultural factor* (Abstract) (1 box)
                                         Education (Abstract) (2nd box)

Limit by date: 2000 to present
Sort : by relevance

ERIC – [use for journal articles - EJ; and documents such as disserations, conference papers, and reports -ED]
Professional Development Collection

The above databases can be searched as a group using EBSCOhost.

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