PSYC 11300 Introduction to Research in Psychology

Principal Periodical Databases

PsycINFO Restricted Resource openURL Some full text available -- This is the first place to start for most research in psychology. Created by the American Psychological Association, PsycINFO contains more than 3 million citations and abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, and other materials. The earliest citations date back to the nineteenth century, and the most recent are less than a month old. Almost all of the material you will find will be peer-reviewed.

In addition to PsycINFO, there are a few other databases you may find useful in your researc.
  • SocINDEX with Full Text
  • When your topic is sociologically oriented, SocINDEX can be a useful addition to PsycINFO as you do your research.
    When your topic is medically related, MEDLINE can be a useful addition to PsycINFO as you do your research.
  • SPORTDiscus with Full Text
    When your topic involves sports or physiology, SPORTDiscus can be a useful addition to PsycINFO as you do your research.
  • Academic Search Premier
    This database is one of several periodical databases that index both popular and scholarly materials in a variety of disciplines.
    This is an online collection of full-text articles from the journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA). Since PsycARTICLES are linked to directly from PsycINFO, if you have searched there, you need not search PsycARTICLES directly.

Parts of a Scholarly Article

Call Numbers

Most psychology books will be located in the BF section of the general collection. Here is a further breakdown:
Not all psychology books will be located there, however. Other call number areas include:

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APA Style for Works Cited

There are several copies of The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Sixth edition, 2010) at the reference desk in the library.

APA has its own APA Style website with both quick answers and tutorials.

In addition the IC Library has a couple online guides that will help you figure it out: