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Psychology: Get Started

Welcome to the Psychology Research Guide! 

The purpose of a Research Guide is to help get you started on your research projects. On this page, you will find our librarian's recommendations for best resources for your subject. This includes relevant resources, such as specific Databases, citation format guidance, search tips, and contact information of the subject librarian.

Require further assistance? Reach out to your subject librarian! We are always happy to help. 

Unsure of which Databases to use for Psychology?

Here is where we recommend starting:

PsychArticles (EBSCOhost) 

Find full text journals published by the American Psychological Association hosted by EBSCO.

PsychInfo (EBSCOhost)  

The PsycINFO® database, American Psychological Association’s (APA) renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health.

SAGE Journals and Backfile  

Find over 600 peer-reviewed journals with deep back-file coverage in 20 disciplines. Browsing journals by discipline includes the following subjects: Health Sciences, Life & Biomedical Sciences, Materials Sciences & Engineering, Social Sciences & Humanities, etc.

Just getting started?

Be sure to search our library catalog! (The search bar to our catalog is located at the top of each page of our website!) Our physical collection consists of 70,000 physical books and we have 700,000 eBooks available! This does not include other resources such as articles, journals, videos, and more! 

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