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Guide for psychology students

This guide is designed for students studying psychology. Here is a collection of various useful information in regards to essay work and how to best utilize the library resources. 

Helpful links

Databases for Psychology - A collection of databases in RU subscriptions and in the Icelandic Consortia specifically in the field of Psychology. Among databases are PsychArticles, ScienceDirect, ProQuest and more. (RU)  A collection of databases in RU subscriptions and in the Icelandic Consortia specifically in the field of Engineering. Among databases are IEEE Xplore, ScienceDirect, ProQuest and more.
Journals in subscription - A comprehensive list of all journals in RU subscription and in the Icelandic Consortia as well as several open access journals. The results give information on where the journal is accessible, what issues/volumes are available and if the journal is peer-reviewed. 
Search and find - Reliable sources, peer review, plagiarism, Turnitin and general search techniques
APA style - students in Psychology should use the APA reference style to make citations and reference list.
Zotero - Zotero is a free reference management tool that the library recommends. The tool manages sources, creates citations and generates a reference list according to IEEE reference style (as well as multiple other styles available). Zotero works with MS Word and Overleaf.
QuestionPro - the library provides students and faculty access to QuestionPro, a powerful survey tool. Send an email to the library to get access
Turnitin - Turnitin is an originality checking and plagiarism prevention service that checks writing for citation mistakes or inappropriate copying. When a paper is submitted, Turnitin compares it to text in its massive database of student work, websites, books, articles, etc.
Interlibrary loansIf the library doesn't own the book or doesn't have access to a specific article, students can request the material via Interlibrary Loan. Please check out the price list before ordering.

Library card application

New exchange students need to apply for a library card before being able to borrow books. 

Fill out the application form online and then use your RU ID card to borrow books. 

Library card application