To Access the Library Databases:
1. Click on logo above to log in to Atlas.
2. Go to the My Atlas Tab.
3. Click Search the Library (left hand side).
Sometimes you may be prompted to log into the library site using a borrower ID and PIN. Use your VID number (with the V) as the borrower ID. Your PIN is the last four digits of your VID number.
Many Psychology assignments require you to find original research studies to use in your research. An original research study article is an article from the library databases that presents research that is based on actual observations or experiments conducted by the author.
How can I tell if an article is an original research study?
The databases below are focused on Psychology or Medicine, and are the best starting points for researching psychology topics.
APA PsycArticles provides full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. It contains more than 100,000 articles from 59 journals. Coverage spans 1984-present.
Gale One File Psychology provides access to academic journals and magazines that cover the study of emotions, personality, and the human mind.
CINAHL provides full-text access to more than 1,300 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. This database can be helpful in finding articles or studies related to the treatment of mental health issues.
DSM-V is a database containing an electronic version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition.
Multi-Disciplinary databases contain articles from many different subjects. All databases below may contain some information on Psychology topics, but do not focus solely on Psychology.
Academic Search Complete is a multi-disciplinary database with access to full-text articles from many different disciplines such as Literature, Health, Science, Business, and more.
Academic OneFile provides peer-reviewed, full-text articles from leading journals and reference sources. Includes coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and, other subjects.
JSTOR is a database that houses full-text articles in the sciences and social sciences.
The databases below contain full documentary and educational videos that can be used for scholarly research.