Your assignment topic is "Chocolate can make you happy. Discuss."
You will need to find your selected sources of information that discuss the effect of chocolate on humans.
To find the dictionary, go to the library catalogue and search for food dictionary
There are 13 dictionaries, eight of which are available electronically (eBooks).
Now search for psychology dictionary
There are 18 results, and six of these are eBooks.
Right down the call number of the physical books and find them on the library shelves. The items are shelved alphabetically by call number, and grouped by subject.
As you write down the definition of your keywords, find the definition of your alternate keywords too.
Write down the reference of each source of information as you find it; it will save time later.
On the library website, in the DISCOVER search, select the Journal articles tab, type your keywords and select Search.
To refine your search select:
If you still have too many results, add a subject (left side filters).
If you go to Databases select either:
ProQuest Central is a multidisciplinary, full-text and citation database. It includes full-text articles, and finds the citation of journal articles available in other databases.
There are many other databases that could be relevant, such as those listed under the subjects of health or psychology. Google Scholar is a great tool to use, as it finds journals articles within many of the USC databases.
Search ProQuest Central:
Abstract: chocolate OR cocoa OR cacao
Abstract: happy OR happiness OR enjoy* or satisfaction
And select Scholarly Journals from the Source Type
There are 43 results, and five of them look really good. In some articles, you notice they refer to mood rather than happiness or joy.
At any time you can modify the search. Try either:
If you replace all of the keywords with mood, you find 17 results, and 12 look relevant.
You may notice some interesting Suggested Subjects, and you can click on any of those links to find more articles with the same combination of words.
Now read the abstract of each article, and if they are relevant, take note of the reference for your bibliography. This will save time later, so you don't have to find these articles again.