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PSYC 212 Social Psychology (Main)

Professor Strock, Spring 2020

Suggested Databases for this Class



Additional Databases

The following databases cover disciplines outside of social psychology but which may be related to your topic.  Include the term "psychology" as one of your search terms. 

Why Use the PsycINFO Thesaurus?

Scholarly vs. Non-Scholarly Sources

Know the difference between scholarly and non-scholarly articles.

Good guide provided by:
University of Arizona

"Scholarly" journal = "Peer-Reviewed" journal = "Refereed" journal

To determine if your article is from a scholarly journal:

  • Go to
  • Search by the exact title of the journal
  • If it says "Refereed: Yes" then it is a scholarly (peer-reviewed) journal

Google Scholar

Google Scholar searches specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research.

Google Scholar Search