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Guide to resources for conducting research in psychology and psychology-related fields.

Finding Articles and Databases

Much of the peer reviewed research you're looking for has been published as articles in academic journals. You can find a lot of those articles and journals by using library databases.

No one database contains everything so using more than one is an effective search strategy. And if you find a citation that is not full text in any database, use Interlibrary Loan. 

This is a suggested list of databases that will cover many psychology-related research topics.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) makes resources available by providing electronic or physical delivery of material from other library collections. Material that is not owned by Stony Brook University Libraries may be obtained from other participating libraries.

For more information, please visit our website.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

A Google tool that limits your search to scholarly, academic or peer-reviewed articles.

Link Google Scholar to library databases to find more full text!

  • Go to Google Scholar - Settings 
  • Click on Library links on the menu on the left
  • Type "Stony Brook" in the Library Links section search box
  • Hit Find Library
  • Check the box next to Stony Brook University - SUNY - FullText @ Stony Brook

You will now see FullText@StonyBrook links next to results if the content is available in our databases.

Note: Google Scholar does NOT search all our databases.