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Neuroscience Research Guide

This research guide will assist you with finding scholarly resources in the field of neuroscience.


Welcome to Princeton University Library's Guide to Neuroscience Research!

Here you will find useful resources, tools, and services to help you create, organize, manage, store, and disseminate research information generated throughout the entire research lifecycle. 

Research Consultations

Meghan Testerman (she/her) is the Behavioral Sciences Librarian at Princeton University where she serves the Department of Psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute.  

You can find her in the Psychology Department at 118 Peretsman Scully Hall, via email, or by making an appointment. 

Contact the librarian for help with: 

  • Junior Independent Work
  • Senior Thesis
  • Navigating library resources
  • Locating appropriate databases
  • Identifying search terms
  • Finding relevant research for your topic
  • Locating background information
  • Literature review research
  • Locating tests & measures
  • Finding data sets and opinion polls
  • Help with APA Style and citations

Start Here!

Slides and speaker notes 

00:47 Introduction to the Scholarly Conversation
02:56 Google Scholar, Databases, Keywords
10:45 Peer-reviewed articles
17:45 Tests & Measures
18:30 Boolean Operators
20:28 Literature Mapping
24:58 Open Knowledge Maps
26:42 Connected Papers
32:30 LitMaps
37:00 How to get the full-text of an article
40:20 Reference Managers; Zotero and PaperPile
45:41 Writing in APA Style with Academic Writer
47:31 Examples of Senior Theses at Princeton
48:11 Data and Statistical Services
49:17 VizHub
50:22 Princeton Research Data Service
52:41 Fun Free Stuff from the Library
53:09 Contact your librarian for more help!