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PSY 2861 (Thompson) - Positive Psychology: Home

A guide for students completing research assignments in Dr. Thompson's positive psychology class.


This guide supports students completing research assignments in Dr. Thompson's Positive Psychology class

Free Research Help Is Available!

Librarians at Valencia College provide free help with research. Online students can visit Ask a Librarian to chat online, text, or e-mail a librarian. Or, make an appointment for a 1:1 research consultation.

How to Log In to the Library

To access articles, you will need to log in online. 

How to Find Articles

Use library databases to find articles (:50 in the video).

Learn About Literature Reviews

New to literature reviews? The following handout may be helpful:

Start Your Research

Go to the PsycArticles database to start.

Additional Databases to Try:

Other Helpful Guides:

Help With APA Style

For color-coded guides to citing sources in APA Style, visit Valencia's APA Style Guide, 7th Edtion:

For more information, try these links:

Ask a Librarian

Need help with research or library resources? Get help from Valencia College librarians at Ask-a-Librarian.

Ask a Librarian provides online help through live chat and text messaging from 10 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday (ET), and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday (ET).

Get help from Valencia College librarians and librarians from around the state of Florida.

During the Summer 2021 term, students can chat live online or text a Valencia College librarian during the hours of 

  • Monday - Thursday 8am-9pm
  • Friday 8am-5pm
  • Saturday 8am-2pm

During off hours, students can send an e-mail that librarians will retrieve when the virtual desk reopens.

Ask a Librarian is a statewide service. In addition to the Valencia College hours, librarians from other libraries throughout Florida are available to chat live with students until midnight, Sunday through Thursday.