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Research guide to find articles, journals, books and websites in Psychology
Databases allows you to search for scholarly journal articles, book chapters and conference papers. Some databases include the full text. Some databases are subject specific and some are very general (including all subjects).
Search several databases when beginning your project! There are unique references in each database you search.
Most databases can be accessed from off-campus. Just enter your SMU ID and Password when prompted.
Reading Journal Literature
It can be challenging to read scholarly journal articles. The language is dense - and it can get overwhelming quickly! Watch the following (5 minute!) video to learn the best way to tackle journal articles. You will learn about the best order to read articles, how to identify the main point, and strategies for taking notes.
Academic Search Ultimate is a scholarly, multidisciplinary full text database. Access academic journals, magazines, periodicals, reports, books and videos in subject areas such as Anthropology, Ethnic and multicultural studies, General sciences, Geography, Law, Mathematics, Music, Pharmaceutical sciences, Psychology, Religion and philosophy, Science and technology, Women's studies and Zoology. It features PDF content from over 10,000 active full-text journals and magazines and more than 9,000 active full-text peer-reviewed journals. Searching of cited references is provided for more than 5,000 journals.
JSTOR gives access to an archive of the full text articles from scholarly journals, with a moving wall for current articles. Access the complete Arts & Sciences Collections I - X. The Arts & Sciences Collections includes business, economics, history, political science, language & literature, management, mathematics, sociology, statistics and Asian studies.
This database abstracts and indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences. The database covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics are covered.
Provides access to published, un-published, and commercially used psychological tests, measurements, and instruments. It offers links to supporting documentation, articles discussing instruments from conception to use, and, in many cases, full or partial access to the tests. PsycTESTS is provided by the American Psychological Association. Please note: 76% of test records contain the actual test or test items; 56% are the full tests.
If there is no full text for a particular test, note that the Find it @ SMU Libraries button will not work to access the test. Instead, look up the 'Source' from the 'Test Child Records' of the PsycTEST record (using the Libraries main search box) to determine availability through the SMU Libraries.
Access over 380 journals published by Sage in the areas of business, economics, management, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology from 1999. Access over 280 journals with content back to the first volume.
SRM contains materials on research methodology, covering topics on literature review, data analysis, or evaluation. It provides the full text from over 500 titles comprising books, encyclopedias and handbooks, including selected articles and videos. SRM has a visual Methods Map tool to discover relationships and to link up to relevant content. Sage Research Methods Cases includes a collection of case studies of real social research that are designed to help users understand abstract methodological concepts in practice.
Scopus is an abstract and citation database of research literature and quality web sources. It covers many titles in the areas of Science, Social Sciences, Computer Science, and Technology. It includes peer-review journals, trade magazines, conference proceedings, books and book chapters from 1996 and selected data prior to 1995.
The Social Science Research Network is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. The Library subscribes to: Accounting Research Network (ARN), Economics Research Network (ERN), Financial Economics Network (FEN), Legal Scholarships Network (LSN), Management Research Network (MRN), Entrepreneurship Research & Policy Network (ERPN) and Corporate Governance Network (CGN).
This database is focused on social work, human services and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. It abstracts over 1,400 journals including dissertations and citations to book reviews. Use Social Services Abstracts to get relevant articles on topics such as aging, family, cultural change, social welfare.
This database indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. It provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800 journals, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers. Use Sociological Abstracts to find relevant articles for sociology and social sciences, including topics on culture, demography, business and education.
SocINDEX with Full Text covers a broad spectrum of sociological studies. The subjects covered include abortion, demography, political sociology, urban sociology, social psychology, sociological history and sociological research. Use SocINDEX to find relevant materials for social research and full text articles from over 350 journals, over 700 books and many conference papers.
Search and access journals published by Routledge and Taylor & Francis. The full text of journals of over 1,100 journals in the Social Science and Humanities Collection are available. Subjects covered include in the Economics, Finance, Business & Industry, Area Studies, Behavioural Sciences, Politics, International Relations, Sport and Leisure Management.
Citation databases provide a way of locating bibliographic citations for highly cited articles in a field of your interest. The search results contain hyperlinks to help you retrieve the full text if available in the Library's subscribed databases or e-Journals.