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Psychology: Find articles

This research guide will help you find research articles in Psychology from scholarly / Peer-reviewed journals from a library database.

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Finding an Article from Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

1. Go to
2. Choose Social Sciences from the list of subjects.
3. Select Articles
4. Choose and click on Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection from the list of databases.
[Note: If you are not on campus, you will need to enter the 14 digit barcode found on the back of your student ID / library card before the database will open.]

How to search Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

After you have clicked on Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection by following the instruction mentioned above, do the following:

1. Click on Advanced Search


2. Choose your search terms and limit your results: 
                   Do not enter a sentence or phrase. Keep your search term to one or two key words.
                   Examples: depression; addiction; stress; eating disorders; dreams; bipolar disorder; memory
                   It is often helpful to narrow your search to a particular group. 
                   Examples: teenager; children; elderly
                   Use an asterisk * after root words to find all of the variations of a term. 
                   Examples: teen*; depress*; child*        
                   To be sure your article is a research article, use the word study as a search term.        

  3. Enter your search as below:      
                   Limit the results of your search by selecting the Full Text box and the Peer Reviewed box.
                   Click Search.

A list of articles will come up on the screen. Click on a title / blue text to see the full article. See the menu on the right of the list to Cite / Print / Email the article to yourself. 

Citation Help

APA Citation Help (LSCS Libraries)

Based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed., 2010

MLA Style: Works Cited
(LSCS Libraries)

Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition
(from the OWL Purdue Online Writing Lab)

Notes and Bibliography: Sample Citations
(from the University of Chicago Press)

KnightCite Citation Creator
Select the correct style (MLA, APA, Chicago) before entering information. This tool helps format information sources in MLA, APA, and Chicago style, but it is not perfect, so recheck your citations with a library guide.

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