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Psychology: Psychology 425: Biological Psychology

This Research Guide will help you navigate the resources in Psychology.

Your Assignment

Choose a topic relevant to biological psychology covering structure and/neurochemistry, including disease or damage to the brain or nervous system. Paper must be 8-10 pages.

Sample paper topics include

  • Strokes
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Films on Demand

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Films on Demand provides access to streaming videos from Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, NBC News, ABC News, PBS, BBC, Meridian, and others.

You can search this database for educational films related to your topic, for example, Restless Leg Syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, and Amnesia.

APA: Citing your articles

Purdue Online Writing Lab has a handy APA Formatting and Style GuideWith a sample paper!!

Click here for a tutorial from the American Psychological Association about the basics of APA Style.

Print copies of the 6th edition of the APA Manual are located in the Reference Collection on the Main Floor of the library: Call nhumber: Ref. BF 76.7 .P83 2010

Many databases, namely EBSCOhost, have a cite feature that generates a citation for the article you are viewing. BE SURE to check the citation for accuracy and correct formatting.


Welcome to the Carmichael Library research guide foPsyc 425 Biological Psychology.

The library research component of PSYC 425 teaches the skills needed to locate and access appropriate professional literature, including research articles and data to describe a specific psychological brain disorder, disease, or fuction.

Find Peer-Reviewed Articles Here!

There are a number of databases at Carmichael library that will help you find sources for your paper. Please click on them to begin searching for scholarly, peer-reviewed content:

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Amanda Melcher
University of Montevallo
Carmichael Library
Station 6104
Montevallo, AL 35115

Google Smarter

Government and non-profit organizations sometimes provide appropriate background information about brain disorders. Limiting your Google search to a .gov or .org will help you find better results from an internet search.

For example search:

University Website: "corpus callosotomy site: .edu"

Non-profit or Non-commercial organization: "stroke site: .org"

Govermental Website: "traumatic brain injury site: .gov"

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search