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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!
APA PsycArticles This link opens in a new window
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.
APA PsycInfo This link opens in a new window
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 link opens in a new window
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.
PubMed Central This link opens in a new window
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 This link opens in a new window
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: