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Translating Your Question into Database Language
Subject: Database's vocabulary (different for each database)
Keyword: Your vocabulary
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Finding Citations in PsycINFO
Use drop down menus for author or journal. Use Date to limit to the last few years or a particular year.
These databases are the ones you should use to start your search for research articles.
Start here when you need to find research in psychology. Which areas of psychology? Just about all of them. PsycINFO covers mental health, counseling, cognitive science, neuroscience, education, learning, family studies and language. Provides full-text access (back to the first issue) of the journals published by the American Psychological Association, as well as other association journals and many books and book chapters.
THE database for research in medicine. Find research on neuroscience
, brain science
, and psychiatric research on psychiatric/mental disorders
and mental health
. Because of recent controversies regarding indexing of predatory journals
, you might want to check the reputation of journals.
PsychiatryOnline (Including the DSM)
Finally, the DSM online! Including all editions, supplements and revisions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, from the DSM to the DSM5. Includes comparisons to the ICD. Cool textbooks include the Casebook and the Handbook of Differential Diagnosis Also includes Practice Guidelines, 6 journals, and fun assessment tools for self-study.
A very broad database, including all disciplines. Use to find seminal artilces and leading researchers on your topic.
Sage Research Foundations
Search Journal Titles
Find journals and newspapers subscribed to by St. Thomas. Enter all or the beginning of the title (e.g., New York Times or Harvard).
Other Psychology Databases
These databases also include resources covering Psychology topics.
Academic Search Premier
A good place to start your research, Academic Search Premier provides full text for scholarly publications and peer-reviewed journals as well as general interest sources.
ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials Plus
Our primary theology and religion index (mostly focused on Chrisitianity. We have other databases if you are interested in other religions and spiritualities.) Good for information about spritual development or spirituality in psychotherapy or mental illness and health.
CLICsearch - Audio search