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Psychology Research Guide: Home

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

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Need something we don't have?

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.

Psychology Research Librarian

The Librarian is available for individual help as well, as needed, by appointment or drop by the library reference desk.

Psychology journal article search

An example of a scholarly article that you can find in PsycINFO & PsycArticles

These peer-reviewed journal articles are not free from a Google Search, SAU subscribes to them through ProQuest Central:
It is articles like these your professors want you to use in papers and projects.

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Interlibrary Loan at SAU

Book Subject searches for Psychology

E-books in Psychology at SAU - fulltext

Selected Scholarly Web Sites

A note to users concerning database searching

If you are not an St. Ambrose University user, your local public library may have access to various databases that are subscription based. Call and ask your public library for details.

Current News on Mental Health and Mental Disorders

You can do more in-depth searches for current news in mental health topics page at 
NYTimes Topic pages on Health

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SAU Reference Librarian

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