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Psychology Research Guide

psychology thesaurus

The thesaurus can be accessed via PsycInfo or APA PsycNET. Open up the database and select "advanced searching" and there is a link to the thesaurus

Journal Transparency Index

“Under a new initiative from the Center for Open Science, based in Charlottesville, Virginia, more than 300 scholarly titles in psychology, education and biomedical science will be assessed on 10 measures related to transparency, with their overall result for each category published in a publicly available league table.”


Why use articles? Because they often contain information that is 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 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 articles are available in full text online. If you have any questions, please ask a librarian. A complete list of the library's indexes & databases can be found at

Primary databases to find articles on psychology:

Other databases that may be useful for psychology research: