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Discipline-specific article databases and related resources
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Core Databases

  • PsycINFO  
    PsycINFO indexes and provides nonevaluative abstracts for scholarly, international literature in psychology and related disciplines such as sociology, education, consumer behavior, linguistics, medicine, law, psychiatry, and anthropology. Materials covered include articles from more than 1,300 journals, reports of surveys, bibliographies, books and book chapters, and dissertations. Dates covered: 1840 – present.
  • PsycARTICLES  
    PsycARTICLES is a database of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association and allied publishing groups. Coverage spans from 1894 to the present including over 150,000 articles from over 70 journals.
  • Web of Science  
    The Web of Sciences includes three citation indexes: Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index and the Arts and Humanities Citation Index. Over 8,000 scholarly, peer-reviewed journals published from 1970 to the present are included in the indexing. Building on the list of cited sources (or footnotes) for each entry, this database can search for works that have cited a specific author or a specific article.
  • PubMed  
    Accesses the MEDLINE database of the National Library of Medicine, covering medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and pre-clinical sciences. Contains citations and abstracts for articles in about 3,900 current biomedical journals published in the U. S. and 70 foreign countries.
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook /Tests in Print  
    Mental Measurements Yearbook contains full text information about and reviews of all English-language standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas. Tests in Print (TIP) serves as a comprehensive directory to commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language.
  • Annual Reviews  
    Annual Review articles covering topics within the biomedical, physical, and social sciences.


  • Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)  
    Academic Search Complete is a scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 4,600 peer-reviewed journals.
  • Anthropology Plus  
    Anthropology Plus combines Anthropological Literature from Harvard University and Anthropological Index from the Royal Anthropological Institute (UK), providing international indexing of journal articles, reports, commentaries, and edited works from the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, material culture, folklore and interdisciplinary studies.
  • Counseling and Therapy in Video  
    Counseling and Therapy in Video provides streaming video for the study of social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. Users can browse by subject, therapist, therapy type, theme and video type.
  • CEDAR  
    Western CEDAR, part of an innovative global movement promoting open access to scholarship and creative works, is a service of Western Libraries, in partnership with the Graduate School, Office of the Provost, and Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. CEDAR advances Western Washington University’s commitment to enriching academic inquiry and strengthening communities by sharing the expertise and creativity of its students, faculty, and staff.
  • DSM-5  
    The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders classifies and provides criteria for the classification and diagnoses of mental disorders. The electronic subscription includes access to past editions of the DSM, including the DSM-IV-TR, and a number of other ebooks.
  • ERIC (EBSCO)  
    ERIC is the largest education database in the world providing indexing and abstracts of all types of materials including journal articles, government documents, books, dissertations, and unpublished materials such as curriculum guides, research reports and conference papers in education and related topics in the social sciences. Many ERIC documents published between 1993 and 2004 are now available online full text.
  • Google Scholar  
    Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.
  • HighWire Press  
    Stanford University's HighWire Press provides access to archives of full-text articles from a selected number of peer reviewed journals primarily in the areas of science, technology and medicine.
  • Sociological Abstracts (ProQuest)  
    Sociological Abstracts indexes literature in sociology and related disciplines. The database provides abstracts of journal articles, books, dissertations, and conference papers.

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