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This research guide provides subject and discipline related suggested resource links, search strategies, and research tips to support course assignments and student research success. (All links open in a new window.)
What do you need?
To locate your sources, choose relevant databases and use strategic searching. For example, if searching for articles on a learning theory, use a psychology database and an education database. If you need historical information, use a psychology database and an historical or humanities database.
Browse and search key subjects, such as theory, in the "APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms" linked at the top of the database page. (For more information, click the Psychology Thesaurus/Subject Headings tab above.)
Provides full-text articles on current issues in psychology from journals published by the American Psychological Association and allied organizations; includes all aspects of psychology, behavioral and social sciences. (Formerly accessed as PsycARTICLES)
To find and search subjects, use the "APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms" linked at the top of the page. Enter a key concept and try "Relevancy Ranked" as the display. (For more information, click the Psychology Thesaurus/Subject Headings tab above.)
Look for, or limit your search to Impact Statement which is like an abstract, but instead of describing the technical process, it explains the relevance of the research to the general public.
Provides citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations in the field of psychology, ninety-nine percent of which is peer-reviewed; links to full-text when available. (Formerly accessed as PsycINFO)
To find and search subjects, use the "Subjects" link at the top of the page. (For more information, click the Psychology Thesaurus/Subject Headings tab above.)
Contains peer-reviewed titles covering topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, child & adolescent psychology, counseling, and observational and experimental methods. Nearly every full-text title included in this database is indexed in PsycINFO. More database information from EBSCO, including title lists.
For access to ORU full-text: In Google Scholar go to the menu, choose Settings, then Library links in the left menu. Key in Oral Roberts University and Save. When you are logged in to "Off Campus Access," the results will provide a link (E-resources@OraRoberts) to the article, if it is available full-text in the library.
From website: "PLOS publishes a suite of influential Open Access journals across all areas of science and medicine" -- Biology, Computational Biology, Genetics, Medicine, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Pathogens. PLOS ONE is multi-disciplinary and "facilitates connections within and between disciplines."