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SOC 210 - Information Literacy Guide

Search the library catalog

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

Find research articles

Start your search using the databases listed below. All of these databases are useful resources for psychology research.

Academic Search Complete, Criminal Justice Abstracts, Education Full Text, ERIC, PsycINFO and SocINDEX are accessible from the same platform, so you can search all of these databases simultaneously.  

  1. To search all databases at once, click on any of the database links below to access the search page. 
  2. On the search page, notice the search boxes at the top and click on the words Choose Databases, located above the search boxes.  
  3. A pop-up window will appear with a list of databases arranged alphabetically. 
  4. Click on the other two databases to add them to your search and then click OK in the lower right hand corner of the pop-up window.  
  5. You will then return to the search screen where you can type in your keywords.