Welcome! This guide was created to help LMU students and researchers find and use library resources in Art Therapy and related fields. Any feedback, questions, or suggestions are encouraged.
The LibGuide is designed to work as a checklist. At the beginning, and again during your research, look for books, academic journal articles, and dissertations and theses to inform your literature reviews and other steps in your research process.
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After your first round of collecting sources in the literature, use the ones that are the most relevant and recent to do some citation chasing. Both psycINFO and Google Scholar list what other research has cited a publication.
Literature from other disciplines: a large amount of relevant literature from disciplines other than art therapy and psychology will be discoverable with OneSearch+. Unlike Google Scholar, you can use limiters in OneSearch+ to focus on discipline specific databases. On the other hand, there is an argument to be made for using those specific databases (Medline, for example) in the first place.
You may also wish to review the libguides belonging to other, relevant disciplines. This will allow you do identify discipline-specific databases that you can then incorporate into second and third iterations of your lit review process.
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