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Finding Research: Try PsycInfo Database First

Psychologists frequently need to find the latest research on a phenomenon or issue. Sometimes, psychologists need to find older research for a view of how phenomena were understood in the past. 

In Psychology, original research — new knowledge and discoveries reported by researchers — is most often published in peer-reviewed research articles, which appear in scholarly journals.

Some scholarly journals are freely and openly available online, but many are not. For many psychology journals, libraries like ours pay subscription fees to provide access to members of the campus community.

We also provide access to search tools you can use to find the research that's relevant for you. These tools, large searchable collections, are most often called databases.

For psychologists and students of psychology, one database, PsycInfo, is the main starting point for finding primary research, old and new.

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