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Psychology: Welcome

Research guide to find articles, journals, books and websites in Psychology

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The purpose of this guide is to recommend article databases, books and other materials for conducting research in Psychology. Click on the tabs at the top of the page, or the menu below to navigate among the sections of this guide to discover useful resources for research in psychology and behavioural sciences.  Need help?  Ask a Librarian!

  • Articles/Databases - major databases for finding articles across psychology and the social sciences
  • Books - search for books on your topic, connect with major reference works in psychology
  • Journals - browse key journals in various psychology-focused disciplines
  • Research Tips - learn techniques for searching effectively in PsycINFO and other databases
  • SMU Research - browse publications and curriculum vitae of faculty throughout the School of Social Sciences


"Psychology is the study of the nature, functions, and phenomena of behaviour and mental experience. The etymology of the word implies that it is simply the study of the mind, but much of modern psychology focuses on behaviour rather than the mind, and some aspects of psychology have little to do with the mind."

Excerpted from Psychology. In: A Dictionary of Psychology. Edited by Andrew M. Colman. Oxford University Press 2009.

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