Ryan Library Databases are subscriptions provided to the PLNU community for online access to journal and magazine articles and/or citations.
Recommended databases for psychology are:
PsycINFO - scholarly journal articles, from 1887 to the present, some links to full text
PsycARTICLES - 78 highly cited journals, all full text
Additional resources for psychology are:
Search the scholarly web for psychology information resources.
Primary Sources serve as a record of first-hand experience, including the collection and analysis of data. Just like diaries share an author's personal life, research articles describe the author's own studies or other work.
Secondary Sources report, describe, or analyze someone else's original work without conducting additional data collection or analysis of new information. Books and articles that present overviews or summaries of previous research are usually secondary sources.
Scholarly research articles usually have 5 main sections plus a list of references:
Use these 3 options to locate a complete article when all you have is a citation:
Link out to PLNU's Journals Directory from your list of search results in one of our databases.
Go straight to the Journals Directory to see if articles from the journal you need are included in any of our 80+ databases.
Use your favorite search engine to explore the open web by looking for the article title (use quotation marks around the title to improve your results)
Can't seem to track it down?
Use PLNU's Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request service. We'll find another library that has what you need, and we'll send the article right to you!