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PSY 202: Foundations of Psychology Seminar: Finding Articles/PsycINFO



APA PsycINFO Thesaurus Tutorial Videos

Search Hints

  • Determine keywords for your topic.
  • Check the thesaurus of the database to see if there is more appropriate terminology.
  • Use "Advanced Search" and enter your keywords in separate boxes.
  • Use "Refine Search" to narrow down your results.
  • See "Subject: Major Heading" for a list of thesaurus/subject terms related to your search.
  • Check the Methodology of the article in the detailed record by clicking on the title.
  • Use the icons to print/email/cite the article.
  • See "Cited References" and "Times Cited" for related articles

How to Use PsycINFO

PsycINFO is a psychology database available through the Saint Leo library.  The database contains scholarly, peer-reviewed articles.  Not all articles are available in full-text.  (See "Can't find the full text of an article? on the right for help.)

Step-by-step instructions for using PsycINFO can be found in the documents below:

How to find Empirical Articles in EBSCO/PsycINFO

IF YOU ARE FOLLOWING THE VIDEO BELOW, select PsycINFO instead of selecting all of the databases available in EBSCO.

Can't find the full text of an article?

If you cannot find the full text of an article in the database you are using, follow the steps below to locate the article:


The following is a sample of methodologies that you may see in the PsycINFO database:

  • Empirical research
  • Quantitative study
  • Qualitative study
  • Interview
  • Clinical case study
  • Clinical trial
  • Longitudinal study
  • Prospective study
  • Retrospective study
  • Follow up study
  • Meta analysis
  • Literature review

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