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Psychology Resources: Articles & Journals

A guide to the most useful resources provided by the UI Libraries, plus some sites on the Web.

Where can you find scholarly articles?

Library databases are electronic collections of academic journals that include recent and historic publications. Some databases are more general (such as Academic Search Elite), while others are specific to certain disciplines (PsycINFO, PubMed, etc.). The primary database for psychology is APA PsycINFO from the American Psychological Association.

Watch the following video for an overview of how to start using PsycINFO for your research:


InfoHawk logo

InfoHawk+ is found on the library's homepage and allows you to search many types of resources at once, including: books, media (DVD's, CD's, etc.), archival documents, theses and dissertations, and popular and scholarly articles.

If you are looking for scholarly articles, be sure to search "Library Catalogs + Articles" and limit your results to "Peer Reviewed Journals." 

Browzine logo

Browzine is an application that allows you to search and read thousands of scholarly journals subscribed to by UI Libraries. Browzine is nice because it makes scholarly journals come to life by showing their covers and allowing you to browse with ease. What's more, if you download the Browzine app (for free) and set up a Browzine account, you can create your own personalized virtual library. 

Google logo

Google Scholar is a useful tool in your research journey. Using a familiar search platform, you can find scholarly articles on your subject. Some of the nicest features of Google Scholar include: the ability to see if an article is available for free on the Web, the "Cited By" option, and the ability to link up Google Scholar with the UI Libraries Databases. To learn how to do these things, check out the Google Scholar LibGuide

What is a scholarly article?

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