To show effective strategies for searching PsycINFO.
To demonstrate different tools to enhance research.
PsycINFO provides indexing of peer-reviewed literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health. It covers more than 2,500 periodicals in dozens of languages and contains more than 3 million records for journals, books and book chapters. It is not a fulltext database. However, links from the database to the library's journal locator will locate the fulltext if it is available to you as an Albright student or staff member. If the fulltext is not available, you can link to ILLIAD, the library's interlibrary loan system.
PsycARTICLES provides the complete fulltext to more than 80 journals published by the American Psychological Association, the Canadian Psychological Association and the Hogrefe Publishing Group.
The library has two resources that supplement Psychology literature.
There are dozens of tutorials on YouTube that demonstrate efficient search techniques. These are especially helpful:
DO exclude dissertations from your search.
DO limit to English if you can't read another language at an advanced level.
DO read the abstracts carefully before requesting interlibrary loan.
DON'T get frustrated; DO ask for help!