Journals are the main source for original research and analysis in psychology and many other subjects. If you have never used journals, these guides may help you learn how to get started.
Follow the link below to find journals by title, identifying number, or subject. Find Psychology journals through the Browse by Subject box, under Social Sciences.
These are some well-known psychology journals:
Use library databases to start your research in books, journals, magazines, newspapers, and other published sources.
You may want to select the "full text" or "scholarly journals" option with some databases.
A comprehensive index of psychological literature, as well as related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, sociology, education and other areas. It indexes over 1800 journals, English language books and book chapters, dissertations and technical reports. Many articles include links to their full text. (Some full-text)
PsycTESTS is a research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration.
Scholarly journals from the American Psychological Association and other publishers in psychology. (Full-text)
Books and book chapters from the American Psychological Association.
- DSM Library
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), DSM-V Handbook, and DSM-V Clinical Cases.
- Academic Search Complete
A multi-disciplinary database of journals, magazines, and books. (Some full-text)
- Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
Scholarly journals in psychology. This content is also available in PsycINFO.
- Gender Studies Database
Covers the full spectrum of gender-engaged scholarship inside and outside academia. This database includes more than 869,000 records with coverage spanning from 1972 and earlier to present.
Full-text from 1,300 academic journals, plus historical pamphlets and primary sources. Most content is archival (1834 to 5 years ago), with current content for 200 journals.
- LGBT Life with Full Text
Full text for more than 120 of the most important and historically significant LGBT journals, magazines and regional newspapers, as well as more than 150 full-text monographs and books.
- Mental Measurements Yearbook
Reviews of standardized testing instruments in psychology, education, and related fields.
- Periodicals Archive Online
Articles from over 550 periodicals in the social sciences and humanities from 1665 - 2000.
- SAGE Journals Online
Journals in communications, criminology, education, health, management, political science, psychology, and sociology.
- Annual Reviews
Review articles on top research topics in biological, physical, and social sciences.
- Web of Science
Web of Science provides comprehensive coverage of scholarly journals from 1900 to present. It is known for "cited reference searching" --the ability to track all publications listed in the references of an article you have in hand, or to find all subsequent research that cites an article you have in hand.
Depending on your topic, you may need to use databases from various other fields.
For some topics, you may want to explore research or news from other fields of study.
Use these library guides to quickly find the best databases in each field:
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