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 WorldCat@SU is the library's online catalog. Use it to identify printed and electronic books that we own as well as videos, CD's, DVD's, and more. A search by title in the online catalog yields over many titles on mental health and wellness.   If you find an item that we don't own that you need for your research, use Get it! and we will get the item from a library that does own it. 

 A few examples of select subject headings relevant to this class are below. Each is a live link directly into the online catalog. Always ask a librarian for help if you are not finding what you need--it may simply be a matter of using the right vocabulary.

Searching for both the abbreviation and the complete word or phrase will help ensure you are finding all of the relevant results. You can do this by connecting the terms with OR.  Example: If you are looking for information on Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), you would search for: Cognitive Behavior Therapy OR CBT

Many of the subject headings listed below may also work in the listed databases as keyword searches. Every database develops its own list of subjects to use. Do a keyword search and compare your results with the subject headings (also called descriptors) in the records you find. They might provide you with better ways to do your search again.

Another way to find articles is to use a database

WorldCat@SU only finds a fraction of the articles available through our databases. Databases allow you to search specifically for articles. Not only do databases find more articles, they provide more precise search tools than WorldCat, yielding better results.

THE RESEARCH HUB: Scholarly, Popular, and Trade Publications - how to tell which is which

THE RESEARCH HUB: Databases & Articles: What are their functions?

THE RESEARCH HUB: Get it! Interlibrary Loan

THE RESEARCH HUB:  How to Organize Your Research

Use WorldCat@SU 

The quickest way to find the article is to type the full title in the single search box on the library homepage.  WorldCat@SU will search multiple databases at the same time, presenting you with the article title.  Example:  Side Effects of Electroconvulsive  Therapy.

Find Specific Journal title The Find the Journal by Title TAB allows you to search for full-text journals, as well as browse for titles by disciplines.  Type the title of the journal in the search box, then look down the results page until you locate the correct title.  For example, Animal Cognition.  Now you will  see links to databases which contain full-text articles. Example:  Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Search database to find the full-text article Once you have located an article via searching a library database, check to see if there is a link to a PDF full-text or HTML page with full-text.  You can also check the WorldCat@SU to see if the journal is available in print.  If the article in not online AND the journal is not available in print, then use GET IT!

Use GET IT! 


If articles is not available at Smith Library Center, you have another option to getting it.  Use GET IT, our interlibrary loan service.  You will need to set up an account the first time you use it and log in thereafter.
Recommended Databases View the full list of databases by title.    You may also select databases by subject  and by type. 
Academic Search Complete

A scholarly, multi-disciplinary database providing indexing and abstracts for thousands of journals and other publications. Academic Search Complete includes full-text access to peer-reviewed journals, as well as indexing and abstracts for magazines, monographs, reports, and conference proceedings. A good starting place for research; includes many medical disciplines.

Credo Reference Collection for background material An online reference collection, and it features full-text content from hundreds of reference books covering a broad range of subjects.  The mind map allows you to see related topics or identify terminology used with your topic. It is also very useful in helping users to narrow or widen a search or to browse other closely related topics. Users can mouse over the word entries to see a short intro to the topic and see which source the information is from.
Consumer Health Complete A library database with a variety of resources including magazines, books, videos, evidence-based care reports, and pamphlets, and it provides health information geared toward consumers. Topics covered include everything from diseases to sports medicine.
Health Source: Nursing / Health Academic Addition Journal articles focusing on many medical disciplines. It also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide.
PsycINFO Database from the American Psychological Association covering the academic research and practice literature in psychology and related disciplines (medicine, education, social work, etc.) from over 60 countries in more than 29 languages. It provides indexes to journals, dissertations, book chapters, books, technical reports, and other documents from 1887 to the present. Example: The Science and Ethics of Medicating Children.
PsycARTICLES PsycARTICLES provides full-text articles from leading more than 100 psychological journals including journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA and the Canadian Psychological Association. These journals cover general psychology and specialized basic, applied, clinical, and theoretical research in psychology.The database will include all material from the print journals with the exception of ads and editorial board lists.
Gale in Context:  Opposing Viewpoints

A resource that brings together academic articles, audio, videos, opinion essays and primary sources about contemporary controversies and hot topics. Whether you need a balanced view or support for your position, Opposing Viewpoints is the first place to go when you're researching a controversial or contentious issue. Browse Issues |   Example: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. 

Gale in Context: Science An online resource that provides contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. Browse many topics, including mental disorders.
Gale Onefile: Health and Medicine This database integrates articles from a wide range of full-text nursing and allied health journals, magazines, newsletters and select consumer health information sources with full-text reference works and health-related multimedia.  Topic Finder finds new topics or keywords and discovers the new connections.

The four common systems of documentation are:  MLA, used in English and the humanities; APA, used in psychology and the social sciences; Chicago, used primarily in history; and CBE, used in the sciences.