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AAS 335: Psychology of Hip Hop: Research Tips

Resources for researching hip hop, psychology, and related topics in AAS 250.

Organizations & Scholars to Follow

Evaluating Internet Sources

Database Search Tips

  • Use AND, OR, NOT to combine terms.

psychology AND culture

religion OR spirituality

hip hop NOT rap

  • Use truncation to find multiple word endings.


[finds psychology, psychological, psychologists]

  • Use quotation marks to search for phrases.

"hip hop"

  • Choose the Help option in databases for additional search tips.

Locate the Full Text of Journal Articles

If you don't see the full text of an article in the database you are searching, use these steps to find a copy of the article:

1. Choose  to check for full text in other library databases.

2. Search the Catalog to identify the call number and location (usually second floor) of the journal.

3. Request a copy of the article through Interlibrary Loan.


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