Thursday, 24 March 2016

We love databases!


If it is psychology you are interested in, then this database is for you!  It contains full-text publications of the American Psychological Association (APA) and other relevant publishers, e.g. the Canadian Psychological Association, so you have access to high quality peer-reviewed scholarly articles.  In addition to journal articles, there is access to book reviews.  Coverage includes current material and dates back many years, e.g. to the first issues of most APA journals.

You can save yourself time by using the search tips in the Help section, e.g. the symbols used for Phrase searches help by ensuring you find documents that contain the phrase you want (if you don’t use the Phrase search symbols you will probably get some results where one word is in one place in the document and the other word is somewhere else in the document thus it might be nothing to do with the subject you are searching for).

Don’t be daunted by this vast collection as it can be narrowed to a more manageable number, e. g. by Field searches and Refining the Results. The Subject Librarian, Erica Fothergill, can be contacted if you want some help with using PsycARTICLES®  (Erica can be contacted at the Townhill Library, telephone 01792 482113).

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