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PSYC 111 - General Psychology: Finding Articles

Resources for library research

Finding Citations in PsycNET/PsycINFO

 

Use drop down menus for author or journal. Use Date to limit to the last few years or a particular year.

Psychology Databases

These databases are the ones you should use to start your search for research articles.

Sage Research Methods

Find help on any topic on research in the Social Sciences

Sage Research Methods Online

CLICsearch - Audio search

Translating Your Question into Database Language

Subject: Database's vocabulary (different for different databases)

Keyword: Your vocabulary

LImiters: Special to each database ("Age Group" below)

How questions are translated into database language using keywords, subject terms, and special limiters

Databases use a grammar of AND, OR, AND NOT -- a language of mathematics. No prepositions, verbs, determiners, affixes  -- anything you learned in English or human language classes.