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Finding Literature

3rd year PSY

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Our Search Tools:

Searches the library catalogue (physical books and journals) AND

searches across journal databases to bring back relevant journal articles.a

Will show you which electronic journals we have, and link you to

full text whenever possible.Lists all our individual

databases by subject group, so you can go

straight to them.

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Finding literature on a topic:Where can you go?

• Search in Primo• Search an individual database (MetaLib)• Search an individual journal (SFX)• Search using a search engine (e.g. Google


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Searching in Primo

Search by topice.g. “Child Psychology” fear

Use options on the left to refine your search:Find books in the libraryEbooksPeer-reviewed journal articles

Narrow by dateNarrow by databaseNarrow by author

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Databases• Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts

(ASSIA) (Social and Psychological articles relating to the health professions)

• Credo Reference (online scholarly encyclopaedia)

• Medline/Pub Med (US health database)

• PsycARTICLES (full text journal databases of APA journals)

• PsycINFO (leading index of articles relating to psychology)

• PsychSource bespoke search for the journals of the British Psychological Society. You can also search Wiley Online Library more widely.

• Social Sciences Citation Index (web of science)

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Finding a journal article

Examples:• Owen et al. (2010). Putting brain training to the test.

Nature, 465, 775-778

• Chopin & Mamassian (2012) Predictive Properties of Visual Adaptation. Current Biology, 22, 622-626

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Off campus?Sign in via ‘Shibboleth’ or ‘UK Federation’ and follow the links to the UEA login screen

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Google Scholar

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Expanding beyond our collections

• Request books for purchase• Interlending:

• Using other libraries – SCONUL Access:

• Google• Web tools – RSS Feeds, blogs, Twitter, email

alerting services

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