PsychINFO Research Database
Psychology is an exceptionally broad topic, with numerous branches that explore very specific areas of the mind, brain and behavior.
Other general (interdisciplinary) and subject database work well with PsychINFO.
Add Subject Databases
Academic Search Complete
(Located in the tabbed box on the homepage)
2. To add subject databases, select the blue
Choose Databases above the search boxes.
3. Then select other subject
databases for your topic.
4. Click OK.
5. You'll now be able to search all these
databases at once.
Steps of College Research
- Choose a topic.
- Narrow or broaden the topic as needed.
- Identify the keywords for your research question.
- Before you begin searching, you'll need to
locate the most important word to use.
- Find information.
- Use the online catalogs and article
- Evaluate your search results.
- Evaluation includes criteria such as
authority, accuracy, and lack of bias.
- Avoid plagiarism.
- Observe academic ethical standards.
- Keep track of what information from what
- Use our Plagiarism Guide.
- Cite accurately.
- Use our Citation Style Guides and other
Request an Article Through Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Can't seem to locate the full-text of an article?
First, make absolutely sure the article is not available in full-text, select: .
- Login to our Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) and request the article there.
- Read the left menu options. Select Article.
- To simplify filling out the request form:
- Use two screens.
- The first with the article's citation information.
- The second, where you've logged into the Interlibrary Loan request page.
- Copy the citation information and paste it into the form.
- You can only copy/paste one piece of information at a time- Journal title, Article title, etc.
- We'll send a request to a library which owns the volume/year you need. That library will scan the article, create a PDF file of it, and send it back to our Interlibrary Loan system.
- You'll be notified by email when it's arrived. Then you can login again to your ILLiad account and download the PDF from there.
- Please note: you cannot request journal articles through OhioLINK!