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

PSYCHOLOGY DATABASES

PsycINFO
Best source for finding scholarly literature in psychology and related fields.


Other good databases for psychology and related fields are listed here.

GOOGLE SCHOLAR

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

Google Scholar

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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 available at:..." message.  If yes, great. If not, you will see "No full text available."  Go to #3.

3: If you see the "No full text available" message, look for a link below that message that recommends requesting the article through interlibrary loan (ILLiad).

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

PSYCHOLOGY LIBRARIAN

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