This course guide will help PSY 101 students find print and online resources for research assignments.

EBSCOhost Databases

Find Online Journal Articles with EBSCO's Databases


  • Academic Search Premier (1975- ): academic publications including peer-reviewed journals, and images.
  • MasterFILE Premier (1975- ): Periodicals, reference books, primary documents and images. Updated daily. 
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (1965- ): information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, and observational & experimental methods. This is the world's largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals, mostly peer-reviewed.



1. From the library home page, select Databases tab, then select Search Multiple EBSCO databases EBSCO. Login Required. 

2. Add a check to Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection box. Deselect eBooks Collection IF you only want articles. Then select Continue.

3. Type your search term(s) into the search box. Leave Select a Field (for a broad, keyword search) or change it to Subject for a more specific search. Before you search, limit your search options (see below).

There are a variety of ways to limit your results

4. Limit results in Search Options section by checking Full Text and Scholarly Journals.

Peer-reviewed journals are publications that include only those articles that have been reviewed and/or qualified by a selected panel of acknowledged experts in the field of study covered by the journal. 

5. Limit results by Publication Date (optional). Click search after you've selected your search options.

NOTE: Truncation. Add an asterisk * to the root of a search term for all forms of a word, ex. psych* = psychology, psychological, psychobiology, psychoanalysis, etc.


6. When using the search box at the top of this page, Refine Your Results by clicking Show More.

7. Limit by Subject.

Check boxes next to related library subject headings. This limits your search to Library of Congress Subject Headings (more specific).

8. Click on a relevant article. Look at the abstract and subject headings for clues to it's contents. 

Some are offered in HTML, some PDF, some both. All HTML articles have Translate and Listen options.

9. Use Tools on right of article to Print, E-mail, Save, Cite and more.

Citations are set to MLA format as a default. Change to APA format before you email the article. 

For more information about citations, click the Citations tab above. 

10. NOTE: Double check citations for accuracy when using them directly as given. Make sure the authors names are NOT in ALL CAPS

11. When emailing, leave a comment/message to yourself about why you selected the article.




Access Resources 24/7


Currently registered students, faculty and staff may access databases and their library account 24/7.
See this page for more information.

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  • view/renew your loans,
  • requests, favorites, search history, 
  • and access e-resources 24/7

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Password: Citrus email password (CcMMDDYYYY unless you have changed it)

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