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Best Databases for Psychology
Finding Articles on your Topic
- Go to the Library Homepage https://www.scu.edu/library and click on the Databases tab.
- Go to the Library's Alphabetical List or choose Psychology from the Please Select a Subject drop down menu.
- If searching from off-campus, you will need to input your name and Novell password to use any library database.
Best Psychology Databases are:
PsycINFO is THE starting point for Psychology research. It includes peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, etc. and covers Psychology and related fields very well.
Provides access to more than 100 important journals in all relevant psychology subject areas. Most journals come from the American Psychological and the Canadian Psychological associations. The articles are indexed in PsycINFO with links to the fulltext.
Provides electronic access to thousands of scholarly and professional titles published by the American Psychological Association (APA), including recent titles in psychological and behavioral science, plus a substantial backfile of classic and historic works.
Includes MedLine. The National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database. It includes such topics as microbiology, delivery of health care, nutrition, pharmacology, and environment health. 1966-present. Click here
for our PubMed Quick Guide.
Getting the Full-Text of Articles
You have 4 options for getting the full-text of an article:
1. The database you are using has the full-text article. Just click on the link (pdf version is better).
2. If not, click on FindIt@SCU Libraries:
- Is the article available in another database (e.g., JSTOR, OmniFile)? If so, click on the link and follow the citation information (volume, issue number, date of publication, etc.)
- Does the library have this journal in print? The Library is moving more and more to online access so most articles from the last few years are online if we have them.
3. If none of the above work, you can request the article from another library via Interlibrary Loan. Most articles will arrive electronically within 1-2 business days. This is a free service for SCU members.
Last updated on September 14, 2016
Social Sciences and Government Information Librarian