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This guide connects you to a wide variety of online and print resources for the study and research of psychology.  For research assistance, please contact the Psychology Library Liaison, Stephanie Davis-Kahl by email, phone or chat.  Contact information is in the box to the right.

Key Databases

The major database for all aspects of psychology and the best starting point for most research in psychology.  Covers articles, conference proceedings, dissertations and chapters in books for psychology and related disciplines. International in scope.  Can limit to empirical methodology, year of publication, and more.  (1806 - present)

Social Science Citation Index and Science Citation Index
Multidisciplinary database covering social sciences that allows tracking of who has cited a specific article or author. Very helpful when you locate an article that is of interest topically, but is perhaps dated.  Also helpful to gain a perspective on how research develops over time.  (1980 to present)

"Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)." (1950 to present)


    Additonal Databases

    Child Development Abstracts
    Print index focused on the broad area of child development.  After searching the print index, use the Find Journals tool to see if IWU subscribes to the journal you need.  (1967 - present)

    Academic Search Complete
    Very broad, multidisciplinary database with excellent coverage of peer-reviewed journals, much of which is full-text.  (time coverage varies with journal)

    Full text of 50+ American Psychological Association journals.  When you search PsycINFO, you're automatically searching PsycARTICLES as well.


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