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PSY 321 Research Methods - McMahon MW: Get Full Text

Find it @ PSU

Our article databases are enabled with a Find It @ PSU green button which connects you from the database you are searching to the holdings of specific articles in our Library.

If the article citation in your search results does not include a link to the full text PDF file, use the green Find It @ PSU button to check online or print availability via the Library catalog.

If the PSU Library does not hold the article online, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan & Article Delivery.

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Interlibrary Loan & Article Delivery

No access to the article? Request it from Interlibrary Loan & Article Delivery

Step 1: Sign in to the catalogscreenshot of article record in catalog

Step 2: Click "Request from Interlibrary Loan & Article Delivery"


If It's Your First Time...

You'll need to confirm your contact information, then select Place a Request > Article. Copy and paste the needed citation information. screenshot of article request link

After the First Time...

The system will be able to auto-populate the request. 

Search

Sometimes you need to find articles based on just a few clues: an author, a range of years, etc. PsycINFO and Google Scholar both provide ways you can use these clues to identify the needed article. 

For example, I need to find an article about social cognition, written by an author with the last name of Sutton, published in the 1990s.

PsycINFO

If you want to search with a specific phrase, you can put the words in quotation marks ("social cognition").

Depending on the parts of the citation you have, you can select from the dropdown list in PsycINFO after the search fields a variety of specific searches, such as author, title, publication title(journal name), and date range. 

screenshot of searching using drop down selections in PsycINFO

Google Scholar

You can also use the Advanced Search in Google Scholar to construct a search. Access Advanced Search by clicking on the down arrow at the end of the search box. 

Example using the Advance Search fields in Google Scholar

If you have a citation...or most of one

Type/Copy & Paste the article title in Google Scholar, then click on Find it @ PSU on the right side of the result page:

screenshot of Google Scholar result with Find it @ PSU link on the right

Google Scholar

This video describes how to quickly access a full text article from a citation using Google Scholar.

Searching for a Known Article: PSU Library Catalog