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Psychology Research Guide: PYSC105 & 215

This guide will help you get started on researching topics in psychology. Your librarian can help you further as well.

Recommended Books in the SAU library collection

General Book and Article Searching: Library Central

LC Call numbers for Psychology Books

Helpful Handouts

Some psychology journals are in Print form on our shelves, Ask your librarian to see them!

Reference Hours when classes are in session

Monday-Thursday, 7:45 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, No reference services; building open 1-5pm
Sunday, 1pm - 9:00 p.m.

Reference Desk 563/333-6245
Email at :

Do you have a specific Assignment?

The class assignment sheet given to you by your particular professor lists any specific criteria the article must meet. Be alert!

The Librarian is available for individual help as well, as needed. We can meet at the library or on Webex. Contact us to set it up.

Psychology journal article search

Helpful vids

An example Article

Need something we don't have here?

Have you found the perfect article but don't know if we subscribe to it? Here are some steps you can take.

1. We may have access to the journal in another database. In Library Central, you'll find the Journals A-Z List. From here, you can check a search by journal name and retrieve a comprehensive list of databases in which our journals appear.

2. Try searching for the title of the article in Google Scholar. Any research that makes use of taxpayer funding must be eventually released to the public--you might find an openly available copy of your article.

3. Using Interlibrary Loan, the library can ask other libraries that subscribe to the journal to send an electronic copy of the article you want. Set up a free user account with your SAU network login to request articles and books. Interlibrary Loan is a service offered to SAU students, faculty & staff only.

Helpful Web Sites

SAU Reference Librarian