Why use articles? Because they often contain informationis not easily found in books. It takes years to publish a book. Articles in scholarly journals can be published in a matter of months. Articles about recent events show up in popular magazines in a matter of days or weeks. Sooo. . . . Articles can often give you the most up-to-date information on a subject. They also often focus on very specific areas of research. This page has a list of databases, or indexes, related to psychology that you can use to search for articles by subject or keyword. Remember, you're looking for articles, and in many cases the articless are available in full text online. If you have any questions, please ask a librarian at the Research Help Desk. A complete list of the library's indexes can be found athttp://www.lib.iastate.edu/aid.