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Psychology: Find Articles

This subject guide will direct students enrolled in psychology courses to available library resources.

Research Databases

Before you Google, use a library subscription database. These databases will help you locate full text articles from magazines, journals, and newspapers.

Magazine vs. Journal...What's the difference?

MAGAZINES JOURNALS
Its purpose is to
inform or entertain
Its aim is to report on scholarly research
Articles typically short in length Longer articles with in-depth analysis
Written by a reporter,
journalist, or staff writer
Written by a scholarly expert
or specialist (credentials provided)
Articles are reviewed
by editorial staff
Articles are peer-reviewed
& critically evaluated by scholars
Little or no references are included as support Sources are always cited
in a formal bibliography
Slick & attractive in appearance with advertisements & glossy photos Very structured format: abstract, methodology, literature review,
results, conclusion. No frills.
Examples: Psychology Today US News and World Report,
Time Magazine

Examples: New England Journal of Medicine, Psychology Journal, Psychology, Crime & Law

Journals and Magazines [print & online]

Print magazine subscription in the library...

  • Psychology Today - Founded in 1967, Psychology Today covers all aspects of human behavior and mental health, from the workings of the mind to the bonds between people and the larger cultural forces that drive our most intimate decisions.

The two most recent issues are on display in the library. Back issues are available by request at the Circulation Counter.

Other online titles of interest...

  • Scientific American - Mind - Quarterly magazine focusing on the workings of the mind and brain. Topics covered include autism, depression, schizophrenia, neuroscience, perception, brain development, intelligence, psychology and more.
  • ScienceDaily: Psychology News - View news, articles and videos about psychology - updated daily - subscribe to the RSS to find breaking news about any subject.
  • e! Science News - Find the latest science news articles here...featured psychology news from universities, journals, and other organizations. 

PsycPORT: Psychology Newswire

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News from Social Psychology Network

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