Finding Journal Articles: Psychology

Use databases to find articles on your topic.

The most important database for psychology is PsycINFO.

PsycINFO is included in the larger search engine, OneSearch. If your topic overlaps with Gender Studies, Education, Business, Sociology, or other disciplines, use OneSearch instead of PsycINFO.

A number of quick guides and video tutorials for PsycINFO are available, including:

Databases useful for Psychology include:

 

Title Description
PsycINFO Contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports in the field of psychology.
OneSearch (EBSCO EDS - Proxied) OneSearch (EBSCO Discovery Service) searches most of Robertson Library's licensed content in a single search.
CBCA Complete (Proquest)

CBCA Complete, includes Education and Business in a single search.

 

Proquest's Guide to CBCA (note the tabs along the top for different parts of the guide)

ERIC (EBSCOhost) Provides access to education literature and resources. Contains 1.3 million+ records and links to 323,000+ fulltext documents from ERIC back to 1966.
MEDLINE (via EBSCOhost) Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and preclinical sciences.
Annual Review of Psychology Summarizes and critically reviews the best work in all areas of psychology. Tables of Contents are provided 1950-1995; full text is available 1996-.
Cairn Cairn offers access to a comprehensive collection of French language periodicals in the social sciences and humanities disciplines.
Academic Collection Complete (Proquest) Search/browse the UPEI Proquest Ebook Central e-book collection. Use the Catalogue to find all e-books available at UPEI.
Dissertations & Theses @ University of Prince Edward Island

Current Research contains citations, abstracts, and the full text of dissertations and theses published at UPEI after 1996.

 

See also Proquest Open Access Dissertations and Theses and Open Access Theses and Dissertations (both of these are worldwide search tools, not just for UPEI theses)

ERIC via the U.S. Dept of Education Provides citations back to 1966. Most documents issued from 1993-present are freely available online.
Ingenta Contains citations to research articles from over 13,500 scholarly & popular journals. Coverage includes the humanities, social sciences & science.
Oxford University Press Journals Full text for over 240 journals from a variety of areas, including history, literature, science, medicine, political science, psychology & sociology.
PsycARTICLES Provides full text articles in the field of psychology. Includes the articles from approximately 80 journals published by APA & allied organizations.
PubMed Comprises over 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals & online books.
SAGE Premier Collection Full text of over 600 journals published by SAGE in the fields of Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, Technology, and Medicine.
ScienceDirect Provides full text to peer-reviewed journals from Elsevier Science, including a large number of journals in the life sciences.
Springer LINK Contains over 1,900 full text electronic journals from the areas of science, technology, medicine, engineering, environment, economics, and law.
Web of Science (Backfile)

Backfile thru December 2009 for Web of Science (WOS) Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) & Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI)

 

Why just the backfile? See the Web of Science Subscription 2010.

Wiley Online Wiley Online is a multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.
Semantic Scholar

Semantic Scholar is a free database of millions of scholarly publications in the fields of computer science and neuroscience. Most of the indexed content is open access, although some content may require use of Interlibrary Loan to get the full text.

As a joint project of Microsoft, Google, and Baidu, it offers a significantly more sophisticated search engine than Google Scholar for these fields including advanced filters designed specifically for those knowledge domains.

 

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