Search for research related to your topic. Here are some of the leading PSYCHOLOGY DATABASES offered through the Salem State University Library...
With most assignments you will find that you are expected to research and cite scholarly journal articles. Have you ever wondered why?
AND IF THAT WAS NOT ENOUGH REASON...
Have the citation to an article and want to know if we have full text available at the library?
Search our publications directory - if we do it will link you to it! Or browse for journals in your field.
Google Scholar is a search engine that focuses on searching scholarly literature and academic materials. It tries to link you to open access resources, and if you follow the settings directions below it can link you with some SSU Library Databases.
Google Scholar can be a convenient starting place, but it is not a comprehensive one-stop. Visit the Library's databases for a more comprehensive collection of scholarly materials NOT freely available on the web. See also A Scholar's Guide to Google | Harvard Library Research Guides
For a video tutorial CLICK HERE
For step-by-step directions in print see DOC below
Search PsycArticles and PsycINFO together using a special search limiter.
Choose Advanced Search.
Under “Search Options” check off “Peer Reviewed” and find the choices for “Methodology.”
From the Methodology list high-light and limit your search to “Meta Analysis”
Articles will be automatically limited to meta-analysis, use search terms related to your topic
Search Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection using a suggested subject term specific to this database.
Click on “Subjects” along the top blue bar of the database
Look up “meta analysis”
It tells you to use META-analysis
This term would be searched as a “SU Subject Terms” in an Advanced Search and could be combined with keywords (or other subject terms) related to your topic.
Search Proquest Psychology Journals using a suggested subject term specific to this database.
Click on “Advanced Search”
Then click on “Thesaurus”
Look up “meta analysis”
It tells you to use Meta-analysis
Add it to your search, this term would be searched as a SU.EXACT(“Meta-analysis”) in an Advanced Search and could be combined with keywords related to your topic.
Use the same techniques listed above for finding systematic reviews & literature reviews
Use the type of methodology as a keyword (along with keywords related to your topic) in an Advanced Search of databases lacking limiters or assigned subject terms
Search Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews & Database of Abx of Reviews of Effects within EBSCO’s Cochrane Library
Use the methodology limiter (when available) to find empirical, quantitative or qualitative studies, when no limiter exists these can be used as keywords or possibly subject terms