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.
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.
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