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* Psychology

This guide provides reliable resources pertaining to the study of behavior and the mind, including books, journals, databases, videos, and reference sources in the psychological sciences.

Recommended Databases for Psychology Articles

Other Useful Resources

Access Highly Ranked Journals

Below you'll find some of the highest-ranked journals in Psychology. Or search for other journal titles using DiscoverUR on the River Campus Libraries page by setting the dropdown menu to Journals.

                       

Citation Tracking: Finding Articles by Citation

Once you have one (or more) useful article on a topic, use the references at the end of article to find more sources on your topic using our Citation Search tool.  This helps you see what was written previous to your current article, often called citing backward.

 

Use Google Scholar to see who has cited your article after it was published.  This helps you see what has been written after your article was published, citing forward.


 


 


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Open Access

What is Open Access?
Most publishers own the rights to the online books and articles they publish. Anyone who wants to read them must pay to access them.  Open access (OA) refers to online research outputs that are free of all those restrictions.   Below are tools for helping you locate OA research.

Interlibrary Loan

If UR doesn't have the article or book you need, Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that will deliver a copy to you. PDFs of articles usually arrive in two days or less!  If you have the citation of the item you wish to request, go to the ILL page: https://illiad.lib.rochester.edu 
& log in with your NetID to request an item.  

From within any of the library any databases, click the Find@URbutton.  It will find the full text of your article online if it's available through the libraries. Or, it will search the library catalog for you to see if we have your article in print--or let you request it via Interlibrary Loan. 
 

Looking for books we don't have in the library?  Try searching WORLDCAT (either for a title or by keywords on your topic).  Click on the Find@URbutton to request a book through ILL. 

Still can't find what you're looking for?  Please contact me!