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Psychology: After College

A guide for doing research in psychology.

Finding Library Resources After College

When you transition into your career after graduation, you will no longer have access to ASU library resources if you move away from the Boone area. You might need to access information or data for your work to stay current with literature in your field, to write a grant proposal, or to justify a project for funding.

This page provides you some resources for finding resources after college.

Other Online Resources

Government Reports

Data & Reports from Reputable Organizations

  • Example: JDRF, non profit organization funding diabetes research

Studies from Institutes 

Finding & Getting Books

Search for desired books

  • The system will show which books in your area have the book.  If nearby, go there to borrow or use the book.

Find the Public Library that serves your area.

  • Get borrowing privileges by requesting a library card.
  • Ask if they will request books through interlibrary loan (ILL), a common library book and article sharing service.
  • Use the book info you found in WorldCat to request it through ILL.

Finding Data & Statistics

Federal data & statistics:

State data & statistics: Google it by searching State Name AND health statistics

Find a Library Research Guide: Example from ASU

Finding News & Journal Articles

Access State-Funded Online Library Database Collections (Contact your public library for access.)


Google & Google Scholar find scholarly material that is on the open web such as from university repositories and academic websites. Use advanced search techniques to get the best results from Google.

PubMed provides biomedical literature that has been federally funded so is free to access.

Social Sciences Librarian

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Allan Scherlen
Belk Library, Office no. 224
P.O. Box 32026
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608