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PSYC 111: Introduction to Psychology II - Fall 2016 - Kim: Find Articles

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Databases for Psychology Research
Search databases to find journal articles. The following list of databases index articles from scholarly psychology journals.

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PsycINFO covers the professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines. PsycINFO's coverage is worldwide. 


PsycARTICLES offers full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe Publishing Group. It is a subset of its parent database, PsycINFO. Updated daily.


PsycCRITIQUES is a database of full-text reviews of current books, some popular films, and comparative reviews of books.

Web of Science

A collection of multidisciplinary citation databases, including Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and the Arts & Humanities Citation Index

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

This database covers topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.

Empirical vs. Review Articles

Know the difference between empirical and review articles.

Empirical article
An empirical (research) article reports methods and findings of an original research study conducted by the authors of the article.  This is what one looks like.

Review article
A review article or "literature review" discusses past research studies on a given topic.

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