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Finding Full Text Articles in Psychology Journals Using Online Databases


FINDING FULL TEXT ARTICLES IN PSYCHOLOGY JOURNALS USING ONLINE DATABASES

1. PsycARTICLES database:

On the library’s website, under the FIND ARTICLES heading, click on “Online Periodicals (Databases).” Under the heading “Online Periodicals by Subject,” click “Social Sciences” and then select PsycARTICLES from the list. When the exPROXY Login page appears, enter your username and password.

a) When the search screen appears, be sure to remove the check mark in the box before PsycINFO in order to limit your search to full text articles in the PsyARTICLES database only.

b) Click in box labeled “Look for” and type in your main subject.

c) Click in next empty box and type in additional search terms.

d) Click on the red Search button.

e) Look at your search results and click on “Abstract” to read a summary of the article.

f) On the right side of the screen, click on “Full-Text HTML” to see the whole article. A new window will open.

g) On the right side of the screen under “Tools,” you can choose to email the article to yourself or print it. NOTE: The article will include a citation with all the information you need in order to cite the article. However, the citation still needs to be checked to make sure it is in the correct APA style. Use the library’s guide to “Citing Online Sources in APA Style” (also available on the library’s website) to check the citation for proper spacing, indentation, etc., and make the necessary corrections. Examples from the library’s APA guide are included below.



APA STYLE

How to cite a journal article that has a DOI (Digital Object Identifier):

Author's last name, author's initials. (Year). Title of article. Name of Journal, Volume (issue number), pages. doi:10.xxxx/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Example #1:

McNamara, S. (2005). Synergy, energy, and teamwork. AORN Journal, 82 (3), 353-357.

doi:10.1016/S0001-2092(06)60329-3

How to cite a journal article that does not have DOI (Digital Object Identifier):

Author's last name, author's initials. (Year). Title of article. Name of Journal, Volume (issue number), pages. Retrieved from homepage URL of the journal

Example #2:

Ibia, E. O., Schwartz, R. H., & Wiedermann, B. L. (2000). Antibiotic rashes in children. Archives of Dermatology, 136 (7), 849-854. Retrieved from http://archderm.ama-assn.org/

NOTE: For additional guidance on citing sources in APA style, consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) in the library’s Reference Collection: REF BF 76.7 .P83 2010. You can also consult the APA website: http://www.apastyle.org/learn/faqs/index.aspx




2. SCIENCE DIRECT database:

On the library’s website, under the FIND ARTICLES heading, click on “Online Periodicals (Databases).” Under the “Online Periodicals (Databases)” heading, click on “Alphabetical List” to see a list of databases and select ScienceDirect from the list.

a) Click on the green “Search” button under Science Direct logo.

b) Click clear tab labeled “Journals.”

c) Click in box labeled “Search” and type in your main subject.

d) Click in next empty box and type in additional search term(s).

e) Under “Source” change the drop down menu from “All journals” to “Subscribed journals.”

f) Under “Subject” select “Psychology” from the drop down menu.

g) For “Date Range,” select 2000 to present. Depending on the journal, articles older than 2000 may or may not be available for free, even if they are from “subscribed journals.

h) Click on the “Search” button just below box that says “Volume.

i) Look at your search results and click on the title of the article in order to read the abstract.

j) The full-text of the article may be found below the abstract. If not, you may need to click on the PDF icon above the article to see the full text.

k) You can click on “E-mail article” to the right of the PDF icon or you can print the article. The article will include all the information you need in order to cite the article but you will need to put this information into APA style. Use the library’s guide to “Citing Online Sources in APA Style” (also available on the library’s website) to see how to cite a journal article in APA style. Examples from the library’s APA guide are included below.





APA STYLE

How to cite a journal article that has a DOI (Digital Object Identifier)

Author's last name, author's initials. (Year). Title of article. Name of Journal, Volume (issue number), pages. doi:10.xxxx/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Example #1:

McNamara, S. (2005). Synergy, energy, and teamwork. AORN Journal, 82 (3), 353-357.

doi:10.1016/S0001-2092(06)60329-3

How to cite a journal article that does not have DOI (Digital Object Identifier)

Author's last name, author's initials. (Year). Title of article. Name of Journal, Volume (issue number), pages. Retrieved from homepage URL of the journal

Example #2:

Ibia, E. O., Schwartz, R. H., & Wiedermann, B. L. (2000). Antibiotic rashes in children. Archives of Dermatology, 136 (7), 849-854. Retrieved from http://archderm.ama-assn.org/



NOTE: For additional guidance on citing sources in APA style, consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) in the library’s Reference Collection: REF BF 76.7 .P83 2010. You can also consult the APA website: http://www.apastyle.org/learn/faqs/index.aspx





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