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This guide will help you locate books and journal articles within the field of Psychology

General Psychology Databases

PsycINFO is your discipline database in Psychology. It's recommended that you start your searches with it.

ScienceDirect and PubMed focus more on the General and Health sciences, but also contain Psychology related research.

Additional Psychology Databases

Additional Psychology Resources and Tools

Library Tutorials to Support Your Research

Confused about where to start with your literature review?

Check out our video tutorial on writing a literature review section:


What if I need to write a whole literature review paper?

We have a video for that too!

Customize Google Scholar

You will need to set up Google Scholar the first time you use it on your computer.  
Here's how:

  • Visit
  • Click on the upper left corner icon
  • gear settings icon
  • Click on "Library Link"
  • Searh for "San Jose State University", check the box, Save
  • Now your searches will have FindIt@SJSU link that is attached to each result.

Customizing Google Scholar from SJSU King Library on Vimeo.