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PSYC 2272: Professional Psychology

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Aditional Article Finding Tools

  • Discover (located above and also the default search from the library homepage)
    •  Searches PsycINFO, CINAHL, MEDLINE, and most of our scholarly journal packages.
    • Links to full-text not in the results list.
    • More general limiters: cannot limit to age, intended audience, human/animal, and type of study. Some of those can be included as extra keywords in your search terms.
  • Dissertations and Theses Global
    • Searches dissertations from the US and UK. Other countries are being added.
    • The majority of recent documents are available as full-text PDF downloads.
    • Make sure to limit to document type - dissertations.
    • If you have an entry in PsycINFO labeled Dissertation Abstracts, come here and search directly.
  • Web of Science
    • Multi-disciplinary, international search, primarily of the scholarly literature.
    • Provides unique ways to sort and evaluate a results list:
      • Sort by number of times cited
      • Sort by author
      • Sort by relevance, which is the typical default
      • Sort by date
      • Limit by academic field
    • Find related articles based on shared citation lists
    • Follow citations forward in time.

Journal Evaluation Tools

Journal Citation Reports, Accessed from Web of Science.

  • Link is in the header.
  • Select the Social Sciences Edition
  • Use Subject category to view discipline lists. Hold down the CTRL key while highlighting to select multiple items.
  • Sortable by various metrics:
    • Impact Factor - how important journal is
    • Immediacy Index - how quickly literature is re-cited.
    • Cited half-life - span of time over which articles are still cited

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