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Psychology: Psychology Resources

Research resources on psychology, including databases, handbooks, and guides to literature reviews, measures and research methods.

Article Indexes for Psychology

A combined search of PsycINFO, Medline (PubMed) and ERIC is possible by selecting the "Choose Databases" menu in the EBSCO interface.

Why APA PsycInfo is your friend

Why is PsycInfo worth getting to know?

  1. More psychology articles than any other database.
  2. Everything in it is relevant to psychology.
  3. Updated weekly. (JSTOR may not have latest 3-5 years.)
  4. It's the best way to search articles by method used (empirical, imaging, twin study, etc.).
  5. It's the best way to search studies by test or measure used (MMPI, Beck Depression Inventory, etc.).
  6. Find the first article published on a topic sorting by "Date Oldest." (Google Scholar can't be sorted by date.)
  7. Every article is classified by subject. That means you get every article on a subject.
  8. Created by the APA, it's the standard tool for psychologists.
  9. BatesLink can take you to the full text article, or to an interlibrary loan request.

See these video tutorials for demonstrations of some of PsycInfo's advanced search techniques.

Getting Started with a Topic


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Christine Murray
Ladd Library 132
(207) 786-6268

I am usually at the Research Desk Mon. 10-1, Tues. 6-9, and Thurs. 1-4