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Psychology & Gerontology Research Guide

Guide to Library Resources in Psychology and Gerontology

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Bring your class in for a library tour, basic library skills class, or course-related library instruction session!

Contact Ed by email ( to request a class. Please provide at least two weeks' notice for scheduling and class preparation.

The Textbook Issue

The NEIU Libraries will purchase textbooks or course readings by faculty request to be placed on reserve at the Circulation Desk.

  • Library purchased reserve textbooks will have a reserve period of two hours (for use in the Library only).
  • The library may not be able to purchase every textbook requested.
  • A new copy will not be purchased if the item is in the existing library collection or is already available on reserve as a personal copy.

You can also put personal copies of the books on Course Reserve at the Library. This allows your students to check the books out for a short time period, for example from two hours to overnight, so multiple students can have access to the materials.

Finally, familiarize yourself with the Open Educational Resources movement. These digital resources include course readings, multimedia tools, and even textbooks that can be repackaged and used in your own courses. Learn more and find resources at:

  1. SPARC Open Education
  2. OER Commons
  3. #GoOpen
  4. OpenStax College
  5. Open Textbook Library

If you require your students to purchase the course textbook, please be sure to order it with plenty of time before the semester begins, and check to make sure the campus bookstore has your text in stock before you start the course reading assignments.

Looking to Publish?

Check out these resources for more information about journals before you submit your research for publication:

Try an Advanced Search for a Subject (Keyword) related to your paper's topic.

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