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Psychology, Yuma: Library Searching

This course guide is to help you utilize the library resources

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Library Catalog versus Databases

Quick Search This link opens in a new window

Search across most journals, books, ebooks and more.

Quick Search is the "quickest" way to find information to help you get started.  A benefit of using Quick Search is the ability to apply limiters to the search. If you are not getting excellent results, a good alternative to Quick Search is Academic Search Complete.  

Academic Search Complete This link opens in a new window

Academic Search Complete is multi-disciplinary database that includes peer-reviewed journal articles, magazine articles, newspaper articles, and more.

Academic Search Complete is a good alternative to Quick Search because it is a multi-disciplinary database.

PsycArticles This link opens in a new window

Database of full-text, peer-reviewed journal articles for psychology research.

PsycInfo This link opens in a new window

An index to scholarly journal articles, dissertations, books, and book chapters relevant to the field of psychology, behavioral sciences, and mental health.

NOTE:  The difference between using PsycInfo and PsycArticles is while the content from PsycArticles may be found indexed in PsycInfo, it is not full-text.  PsycInfo may include some full-text but is primarily a citation database.