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Law and Psychology (LAW 477): Books/Background Information

Law and Psychology

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Searching for Books

Start at the SMU Libraries' catalogue to search for books on your topic.  Here are a few strategies for searching:

1. If you are unsure where to start, perform a KEYWORD search for relevant terms or phrases (put phrases in "quotation marks).

2. If you already have a relevant book or article in hand, use the bibliography or references to find other sources on the same topic. (Look up article or book titles from the bibliography in the Libraries' catalogue.)

3. If you find a useful book in the catalogue, click on appropriate SUBJECTS (on the details tab) to get a list of other books on that same topic.

4. Use quotation marks(" ") if you want to search on a particular phrase.

5. The Libraries' search does not search the full text of articles or books, so you may have to adjust your keywords (broaden or narrow, as needed) to find relevant materials on your topic. 

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