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Psychology Information Literacy Guide: Expanding the Search

About this Lesson:

What happens when the full text of the article that you want or need is not available in the database you are searching?

This lesson will show you how to expand upon your citation and topic searches to find journals that may be available in other databases or on the web. You will also learn how to request materials from other libraries.

There is no exercise for this lesson. Approximate time to complete this lesson: 10 minutes.

Instructions Part A: Watch the video on Searching for a Journal In All Databases

Instructions Part B: Watch the video on Google Scholar

Instructions Part C: Read about Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan means borrowing items that Valencia's library doesn't own, from other libraries that do. Valencia can borrow books and articles from academic and public libraries nationwide. A librarian can help you request something from interlibrary loan.


Go to the library's website to read more about how Interlibrary Loan works.

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