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Searching PsycArticles

Note about remote access to restricted databases, designated by "R".

PsycArticles (R) provides the full text of the scholarly journals published by the American Psychological Association.  Coverage starts in 1985.

  1. Log on to the library homepage (www.howard.edu/library).
    • Click on Databases.
    • Click on All Databases, A-Z.
    • Scroll down the list and click on EBSCOhost.
    Notice that the box in front of the Academic Search Premier database has been selected.  Click on this box to deselect Academic Search Premier.
    • Scroll down and click on PsycARTICLES.
    • Note: PsycINFO covers psychological publications from all sources, not just the American Psychological Association.  However, it does not provide full text.  It provides bibliographic records.  Look at the PsycINFO Searching Guide and search PsycINFO separately from PsycARTICLES because PsycARTICLES nullifies subject searching in PsycINFO.
  2. The Basic Search.
    In the basic search mode, PsycARTICLES looks for your search terms in the keyword, title, author, source, subject, and abstracts fields.
    • Type your terms in the blank window.
    • Use AND or OR to combine concepts:  Example: college students and (stress or anxiety) and testing.
    • Click on the Search button.
  3. Notice that to view the document, in many cases, you have a choice of formats: HTML or PDF.  To read the PDF format, you need to have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer.  The PDF format looks exactly as the print or paper copy, including, page numbers, color, charts, etc.
  4. Notice that you can add records to your folder and then go back to read them or e-mail them. To add records to the folder -
    • Click on the Add icon to the right of each citation.
    • When you have checked all the article citations you want, scroll to the top of your search screen and click on the Folder has items icon on the right.
    • You can now read the records in the folder or click on the e-mail button  to email the records to yourself or someone else.
    • To send an e-mail, click on the e-mail button and follow instructions.

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