Where you search in psychology depends on your topic. Look at Recommended Resources for recommended places to start.
Two recommended search strategies, using the APA thesaurus and citation mining.
Scroll down on this page to find additional information about each of these search strategies.
The APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms is available in the PsycINFO database. Using a thesaurus allows you to create more precise searches and helps ensure that the results are on your topic not just contain key words. It also helps you search using the language of the discipline.
Citation mining or searching is important because it allows you to trace research on a topic over time. It allows you to enter into the "scholarly conversation" about a topic. In the sciences and social sciences, science builds on the science of others.
In Web of Science:
How do I find the full text of an article if I have a reference/citation?
You can also set up Google Scholar to help you find full text.
If we do not have access to the full text you will be given the opportunity to place an ILLiad request.
How do I get a book that is not owned by Buswell?
You can request a book through i-Share or ILLiad from the detail results screen when you search from the library home page.
How do I get a journal article that I cannot access through Buswell?
Articles can be requested through ILLiad.