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FWS Library Session: Professor Paula Mathieu


Find Background Information

Background Information Sources

  • Background information sources can help you narrow down your topic.
  • They will define terms you may not be familiar with.
  • They will provide a list of references that can help you to further explore your topics.
  • The experts who wrote the entries may even provide their contact information

Finding Background Information Sources

Use the library system to locate good background sources.  For example a search like "Psychology" AND "Dictionary" or "Psychology" AND "Encyclopedia" will give you a list of those sources.

Dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks are good background information sources.

Here are two links to Encyclopedias and Dictionaries:




We will be using Analiese's attention span topic

The Wiley Handbook of Psychology, Technology, and Society

Chapter 22 talks about Multitasking and Attention Implications for College Students

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