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PSYCH 301W: Basic Research Methods in Psychology (Camodeca)

Research guide for Lab 1 and Lab 2 in Dr. Camdodeca's PSYCH 301W class at Beaver

Finding Scholarly Articles

Your library provides access to billions of premium articles and books, as well as specialized research tools, research guides, personal assistance, and more. The databases listed below will help you find scholarly research articles in psychology for your Lab 1 and Lab 2 assignments.


  • NEVER pay for articles! If you're not sure how to get them through the library, ask a librarian.
  • Upload your saved articles to Box@PSU online storage space and access your articles anywhere!

PsycINFO Power Search Tips:

  • Source Type: Scholarly Journals
  • Peer-Reviewed: Peer-Reviewed
  • Methodology: Empirical/Quantitative/Qualitative
  • Advanced Searching -  Use PsycINFO Thesaurus to find standardized term (e.g. use "homosexual parents" instead of "gay parents")

Using Refworks to save and cite your articles? 

  1. Click on the Save link in the top right-hand corner of the page, and then click on "Export/Save to Refworks"
  2. Click "Continue"
  3. Click on the blue Refworks button on the right that says "Export to the New Refworks"