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Psychology: General Research Guide (Atlanta Campus): Finding
Articles

PSYCHOLOGY DATABASES

Try these first:

PsycINFO
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.

PubMed
Focus is on biomedical articles, including those related to bio-psychological fields.

 

Also try:

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.

ERIC
Focus is on education.  Includes articles and documents related to educational psychology and learning.

GOOGLE SCHOLAR

Google Scholar broadly searches for scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources – including articles, books, theses, professional societies, and more. 

Google Scholar

About Google Scholar
Google Scholar Search Tips

GETTING TO ARTICLES FROM DATABASES

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 Find It @ GSU 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, look for a link below that message that recommends requesting the article through interlibrary loan.

4: Request the article you need through interlibrary loan.

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES

Use peer-reviewed articles for your research papers.

"Peer-Reviewed" journal =
"Scholarly" journal =
"Academic" journal =
"Refereed" journal

Know the difference between scholarly and non-scholarly articles.

Good guide provided by: University of Arizona

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