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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.

Recommended Books in the SAU Library collection

Ask your librarian for help in scanning sections. You can scan and email a .pdf to yourself from these excellent overviews.

Films on Demand (SAU users 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

Searching PsychInfo efficiently at SAU

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.

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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Stella Herzig
SAU Library
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Davenport, IA 52803
Library 1st floor, Rm.124

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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 under the A-Z link, you'll find the Periodical Holding List. From here, you can check 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. We can go to other libraries that subscribe to the journal and have them send us a copy. You can find a direct link to the ClioWeb interface here

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