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If you're just starting out as a Psychology student and need to get some background/fundamentals, the following can help:
These databases will be the best bets for starting your research in psychology. If you are having trouble finding articles, see our Finding Articles guide, or ask a librarian for help!
This psychology database contains almost 125 full-text journals from the American Psychological Association, the Canadian Psychological Association, the Educational Publishing Foundation and the Hogrefe Publishing Group.
This psychology database provides bibliographic citations for over 2,500 psychology/psychologically-relevant journals (a portion of which are available in full-text). Also includes a number of doctoral dissertations.
Psychology (Gale OneFile)
This psychology database provides access to almost 450 full-text scholarly and professional journals relating to the study of emotions, personality, and the human mind.
This health and medical database is a full-text only version of PubMed. This means there are fewer articles to search, but all are immediately available.
Discovery Service for Illinois College
Search many of Illinois College's databases at once. Also referred to as Multi-Database Search.
See also these open educational databases:
Open educational resource. Provides consumer publications from National Institute of Mental Health.
Open-access database containing various psychology journals.
Here are some websites which might be helpful for a student in psychology:
The best place to find books about psychology is in the Schewe Library Catalog or in the library on the shelves primarily in the ___ range on the upper level. If you are having trouble finding more books, see our Finding Books guide. Here are some suggested titles:
You can find reliable and high-quality videos on a variety of topics below:
You can find reliable and high-quality psychology videos on the following topics:
For help citing in the APA format, which is often used in psychology, consider using Schewe Library's APA citation guide: