Psychology

Journals & Databases

These collections provide instant access to scholarly research, journal articles and book reviews. They may be accessed 24/7 and each collection has its own help and guidance on the home page.

Database Trial

SAGE Research Methods is a database which supports research at all levels by providing material to guide users through every step of the research process. Resources include a methods map, case studies, datasets, books, reference works, journal articles and instructional videos from world-leading academics.

We are currently trialling this database, and full access will be available to staff and students until 13th February 2020.

We would love to hear your feedback about this resource, so please try it out and then email eresources@edgehill.ac.uk to tell us what you think of SAGE Research Methods.

Key Journal Collections

  • PsycARTICLES Database of full-text articles from 63 journals published by the American Psychological Association.
  • PsycINFO Psychology database from the American Psychological Association (APA).

Additional Journal Collections

  • Box of Broadcasts is an on demand TV and radio service for education. The academically-focused system enables you to record programmes from over 65 free-to-air channels, and search an extensive archive. Box of Broadcasts is intuitive and easy to use, so you may find you can start straight away. However, if you need a bit of help, take a look at the video tutorials.
  • ScienceDirect is a collection covering life, physical, medical, technical and social sciences.
  • Scopus is the world’s largest abstract and citation database, containing 24,600 journals from 5,000 publishers. It is excellent for literature reviews or for finding out what has been published in your area as it can locate high quality journal articles, book chapters and more, for any subject.
  • Wiley Online Library is a multidisciplinary collection of 1500 journals, covering the life, health and physical sciences.

Criminology and Psychology

If you are studying criminology and psychology also take a look at the Criminology subject pages which provide links to other resources that will be of value to you.

Educational Psychology

If you are studying educational psychology also take a look at the Teacher Training and Education subject pages which provide links to other resources that will be of value to you.

Sport and Exercise Psychology

If you are studying sports psychology also take a look at the Sport and Physical Activity subject pages which provide links to other resources that will be of value to you.

Newspapers

Database trial

We have a trial subscription of International Newstream. This has recent and archive coverage from over 660 newspapers from outside the USA and Canada, including Daily Telegraph, Financial Times, Guardian and The Times. The trial will run until 31st January 2020.

Newspapers can be a useful way of keeping up to date with current affairs or recent events. Daily newspapers can be found in Catalyst, in the area underneath the main staircase. The last 30 days’ worth are kept on the second floor in the Journals collection.  Newspaper archives usually contain issues which are less recent and which are useful for finding articles of a more historical interest.

  • Daily Mail Historical Archive 1896-2004 contains news stories and images that capture 20th century culture and society. Offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue.
  • Infotrac Newsstand contains articles from over 2300 newspapers from around the world. These include major British newspapers, as well as US and Australian titles. It also has thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.
  • LexisNexis contains over 650 regional and national UK newspapers from 1982 to the present. It is possible to limit your search to either national or regional titles, or you can search the whole of the newspaper database.
  • Times Digital Archive contains every issue of The Times from 1785 to 1985. You can search by keyword or for a particular issue and each story appears as it looks in the original copy of the newspaper.

Useful Websites

Professional bodies are the societies and associations that promote a profession and the people working within them. Many provide useful information on their website along with regular news.

Websites

  • Amedeo is a service which can send you a weekly email listing new scientific publications in your chosen field.
  • NICE Evidence Search provides access to evidence in the fields of health, social care and public health.
  • PsychCentral is a website providing mental health information.

Referencing

Referencing the sources of information you use is an essential part of academic writing and your research, it’s important to get it right. Referencing is the acknowledgment of all the sources that have been cited in your assignment, whether you have quoted directly or paraphrased.

In Psychology the APA referencing style is used.