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Inquiry Based Research Methods (Psychology)

PSY33-214, Spring 2017

PSYCINFO

PsycINFO, 1887 to the present.
  • Produced by the American Psychological Association, contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, edited books, dissertations and reports published internationally in the field of psychology.
  • It has many search options provided for focusing on the precise nature of the information you are looking for. You can define by publication typeage grouppopulation groupdocument typemethodology, and tests and measures, to name a few.
  • Always choose the PDF file, a file format that provides an electronic image of text or text and graphics that looks like a printed document and can be viewed, printed, and electronically transmitted. 
  • PsycINFO does NOT include popular sources (Psychology Today, Time, etc). This ensures you will find only scholarly sources, but if you are looking for popular publications, try Academic Search Complete, or another general database.
  • When searching  PSYCINFO, click on the Interlibrary Loan : GET IT link and the information for the articles will be pulled into SU's request form.
  • Because PsycINFO is not a full-text database, use Worldcat to search for the journal title in our catalog.
  • Please remember to mark any records that interest you to save, then place them in your Ebsco FOLDER (Your personal research account).

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