Searching the Psychology Literature

The library offers a variety of databases and other resources to find full-text articles. Wondering where to start? Check out this video:

Recommended Databases

CINAHL

This is the definitive research tool for nursing and allied health professionals, including psychology. With CINAHL Complete, users get fast and easy full-text access to top journals, evidence-based care sheets, quick lessons and more.

Gale Powersearch

Search a variety of databases from Gale, including Academic OneFile, Health Reference Center Academic, Nursing and Alllied Health Collection, Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection, and Psychology Collection.

Mental Measurements Yearbook

Produced by the Buros Center for Testing at the University of Nebraska, this database provides a comprehensive guide to contemporary testing instruments. Designed for an audience ranging from novice test consumers to experienced professionals, the series contains information for evaluating test products in psychology, education, business and leadership.

ProQuest Central

Search a variety of databases from ProQuest, including the Education Database, Family Health Database, Health & Medical Collection, Health Management Database, Nursing & Allied Health Database, and Public Health Database.

PsycBITE

PsycBITE is a database that catalogues studies of cognitive, behavioural and other treatments for psychological problems and issues occurring as a consequence of acquired brain  impairment (ABI). These studies are rated for their methodological quality, evaluating various  aspects of scientific rigour.

Does not necessarily give free full text access. Please check Search USA for USA's access to a particular journal.

PsycNET

APA PsycNET is a collection of databases from the American Psychological Association. Through PsychNET, you can freely search PsycARTICLES and PsycBOOKS to see results from APA published journals and books. Click on “search” under the “New Users” heading to access the database.

Does not give full text access. Please check Search USA for access to a particular article or book.

PubMed

A  free, public citation and absract database from the National Institute of Health and the National Library of Medicine. "PubMed comprises more than 19 million citations for biomedical articles from MEDLINE and life science journals. Citations may include links to full-text articles from PubMed Central or publisher web sites."
No login information required.

By accessing PubMed through the link above (click on "PubMed" in bold teal), PubMed Linkout for the University of St. Augustine will activate automatically. You will have the option to filter your results to include only those articles available immediately through the USA Library and you can immediately access those articles by clicking on the USA shield icon in the abstract view of individual articles.

Search USA

The search bar at the top of our website, known as Search USA, searches most of our resources at once. It searches across multiple databsases, including CINAHL and PubMed, as well as our eBook collection. 

Watch our tutorial on Search USA below.

Google Scholar

Connect Google Scholar to our library to see when full text is available through our subscriptions.

Watch the video below for step-by-step instructions:

Recommended eBooks

The library offers a wide variety of eBooks pertaining to the field and subjects of psychology. Below are a select few of recommended texts.

            

            

 

                    

Searching for eBooks

Want to find other psychology-related eBooks through the USA library? You can search and access them through Search USA.

Citation Managers

Lost in citations? The USA library provides access to and assistance with citation manager software like Zotero and Mendeley to help make your research life a little easier. Contact your campus librarian, email us at [email protected], or check out our guide on citation managers.

Writing Center

The university also offers students an online writing center staffed with experts to assist you with writing and citations using APA style. Visit their site through the myUSA portal to find more information and/or make an appointment.