The databases to use for psychology research include the following:
PsycINFO (EbscoHost) [1887-present] from the American Psychological Association. Contains almost 2 million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations. Some full-text available.
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences (EbscoHost) includes popular and scholarly peer reviewed articles related to psychology and the behavioral sciences. Some full text.
Science Direct (Elsevier) includes scholarly articles and book reviews of articles related to the sciences including psychology. Some full text.
1. Start at the library’s home page: http://library.lamar.edu.
2. Click on "Database List".
3. Click on letter for the database you want to use or select Database List by Subject.
4. Choose a database by Title.
5. Sign in with your LEA username and password.
Choosing the right option for you is a matter of choice and depends on your subject of interest or study.
Choosing the right database (or databases) depends on your needs or interests.
Once you’re in a database, search for key words and terms related to your topic. Each database has search options, so become familiar with them. Most will be common among the databases, such as: Full Text, Scholarly (Peer-Reviewed), and Date Range.
The search results will be a list of article citations. Many databases provide full-text articles, so the article will be available to read, print, or download. Articles available as PDF or full page image will be scans of the original articles. HTML or plain text articles will include just the text from the articles.
If the article is not available full text you will see a link for JournalFinder. Click on it and you will be able to see if we have the journal in another database (computer icon), in print (book icon), or if you need to request it through Interlibrary Loan.