Try these first:
Best source for finding scholarly literature in psychology and related fields.
Web of Science
Highest quality academic database for scholarly literature in all disciplines.
Academic Search Complete
A comprehensive multi-disciplinary scholarly database.
Focus is on biomedical articles, including those related to bio-psychological fields.
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
Most information can also be found in Academic Search Complete. Note: you can search both databases simultaneously by clicking on "Choose Databases" from the main search interface of either database.
Focus is on education. Includes articles and documents related to educational psychology and learning.
Google Scholar broadly searches for scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources – including articles, books, theses, professional societies, and more.
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1: Look for a "Full-Text" or "PDF" link that will take you directly to the article. If yes, great. If not, go to #2.
2: Look for the button. Click on it. Look for the "Full text online" link at the top. If yes, great. If not, you will see "Sorry, no electronic full text is available." Go to #3.
3: If you see the "Sorry, no electronic full text is available" message, click the link below it that says "We may have a copy in print." If yes, go to the library to copy the article. If we do not have it in print, go to #4.
4: Request the article you need through interlibrary loan.
REMEMBER TO ASK FOR HELP AT ANY STEP.
Use peer-reviewed articles for your research papers.
"Peer-Reviewed" journal =
"Scholarly" journal =
"Academic" journal =
Know the difference between scholarly and non-scholarly articles.
Good guide provided by: University of Arizona
If you have partial information about an article (title, year published, journal, author, volume, issue, page numbers) try using one of the following options to get to the full article:
Check to see if there is an electronic version of the journal in which the article appeared. Then see if we have electronic access for the year the article was published.
Enter as much known information as you have about the article in the appropriate fields.
This is GSU's library catalog. Search for the title of the journal (not the title of the article). Look through results carefully to see if we have electronic access to journal for the year the article was published. If so, connect to the e-journal and browse to the volume/issue number with the article.