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Frequently Used

  • PsycINFO
    PsycINFO provides citations with abstracts to the scholarly literature in psychology and related subjects. PsycINFO contains more than 3.5 million records, including citations from almost 2500 journals as well as book chapters and dissertations.
  • SocINDEX with Full Text
    SocINDEX is useful for many areas of psychology, especially social psychology. SocINDEX is a major sociology database with more than 2.1 million records covering thousands of journals as well as books and conference papers.
    MEDLINE can be used to search for journal articles from over 19 million article citations in the fields of medicine and the life sciences, including psychiatry.
  • Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)  
    Academic Search Premier searches both popular magazines and academic journals in nearly every academic subject. It includes full text of many, but not all, of the articles.
  • Google Scholar
    Search Google Scholar for scholarly articles. Use the Find it Morris link to find the article in Morris Library's databases.

Also Try

  • Cochrane Library  
    A resource for evidence-based medicine, including mental health, the Cochrane Library includes systematic reviews combining the results of medical research studies.
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete  
    Communication and Mass Media Complete indexes and provides abstracts of articles journals in communication and mass media and includes full text articles for many of the journals.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
    The DOAJ provides access to a comprehensive collection of open-access scholarly journals that have been vetted with a quality control system to guarantee the content.
  • Dissertations and Theses Abstracts  
    Abstracts from doctoral dissertations and masters theses from many universities, mostly in North America, can be found in Dissertation and Theses Abstracts. It includes complete dissertations and theses produced by SIUC graduates in recent years.
  • ERIC (EBSCO)  
    Search the scholarly literature in education. It contains article citations for over 1,000 journals and provides links to full-text ERIC documents back to 1966.
  • Health and Psychosocial Instruments  
    Health and Psychosocial Instruments provides brief descriptions of questionnaires, tests, and instruments, especially in medical and nursing areas. It includes complete references to journal articles on the instruments. Also includes information about behavioral measurement instruments.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic  
    Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition has full text for over 500 scholarly journals in health and nursing, including mental health. It includes abstracts and indexing for over 800 journals.
  • JSTOR  
    JSTOR has complete online copies of older issues of many key journals across many subject areas, especially the humanities and social sciences. JSTOR does NOT include recent issues of most journals.
  • LearningExpress  
    Offers interactive practice exams for the GRE,GMAT, LSAT, MCAT and other exams. It includes an optional timed environment and the ability to stop in the middle of a test and return to it later. Results include explanations of correct answers.
  • LGBT Life with Full Text  
    LGBT Life with Full Text includes citations and abstracts for articles and books on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues. For over 50 of the magazines and journals, it also includes the full text of the articles.
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print  
    The Mental Measurements Yearbook contains descriptive information and critical reviews of tests and assessment instruments. Entries include test name and classification, author(s), publisher, publication date, price, and time requirements.
  • Project Muse  
    Project Muse contains citations for high-quality, scholarly books and journals in all fields, including psychology and psychiatry.
  • PsycARTICLES  
    PsycARTICLES, from the American Psychological Association (APA), contains articles from over 100 journals published by the APA, and its imprint the Educational Publishing Foundation (EPF), and from allied organizations including the Canadian Psychology Association and Hogrefe Publishing Group.
  • PsycCritiques (EBSCOhost)  
    Published by the American Psychological Association (APA), PsycCRITIQUES has full text book reviews of scholarly and professional books in psychology as well as critiques of popular films and trade books from a psychological perspective.
  • Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress (PILOTS)  
    Search for journal articles on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, coverage dates to 1871.
  • PubMed  
    A free resource from the National Library of Medicine, PubMed can be used to search for journal articles from over 18 million article citations in the fields of medicine and the life sciences, including biochemistry.
  • Social Sciences Citation Index  
    A multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the social sciences. SSCI covers 3,000 journals spanning 60 disciplines with a coverage starting in 1956.
  • Web of Science  
    A multidisciplinary citation index (previously Web of Knowledge).
  • Web of Science Core Collection (Citation indexes)  
    Multidisciplinary database that makes connections between publications, the works that they cite, and the works that cite them.

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