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PSYC 100: General Psychology (Julie Reese) - Spring 2022

EBSCO databases

  • You may find the EBSCO interface yields more specific results
  • With EBSCO, you can choose which databases you want to search.  For your class, I would suggest the following...
    • Academic Search Premier
    • Communication & Mass Media Complete (for some topics)
    • ERIC (for some topics)
    • PsycARTICLES (for all of your topics)
    • PsycINFO (for all of your topics)
    • Social Sciences Full Text - H.W.Wilson (for all of your topics)
    • SocINDEX with Full Text (for all of your topics)
  • Pay attention to the facets on the side.  You can use them to change your results quickly. Included limiting to FULL TEXT
  • CLICK ON THE ARTICLE AND READ THE ABSTRACT AND METHODOLOGY (Note: rarely will an article come out and say it is either "experimental" or "correlational". But use the clues! 
  • TIP: Keep a definition of experimental and correlational studies with you
  • TIP: Type in the word "experiment" or "experimental", and you might be able to find that elusive experiment!
  • TIP: You don't have to keep searching and searching ... find an article and look at their sources / references!  There is a good chance you will find what you need, including, occasionally, the contradictory argument. Many articles have a literature review section. Note: they might not call it this, but look for that part of the article that covers gives an overview of the research.
  • You can InterLibrary Loan articles as well if we do not have the full text.  The article will usually come in a day or two.