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How to find books, articles, and other sources for psychological research

Psychology Databases

Major Databases

These first two databases cover a wide variety of psychology topics and are probably where you should begin your research.

Secondary Databases

These next databases are not psychology-specific, but may be useful if you are pursuing a topic related to the relation of biology to psychology, neuroscience, or the medical applications of psychology.

Linking Research

This next database is a citation index. It links together articles that cite each other, which are likely to be on similar topics.

Interlibrary Loan (Articles)

If you cannot locate a journal article, use the Interlibrary Loan Forms.  A librarian will locate a library that owns the material and will send for what you need.

Before placing a request, check the Citation Finder to make sure Beeghly does not have a copy.

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