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"Original empirical research in core areas of social and organizational psychology including the self, attitudes, social influence, consumer behavior, decision making, groups and teams, stereotypes and discrimination, interpersonal attraction, prosocial behavior, aggression, organizational behavior, leadership, and cross-cultural studies."
This links to databases with The Journal of Social Psychology. Access to full text is delayed 6 months.
"Papers in all areas of social psychology including: social cognition, attitudes, group processes, social influence, intergroup relations, self and identity, nonverbal communication, social psychological aspects of personality, affect and emotion, language and discourse"
1 year delay in full text access
The following journals are equally important in the field of social psychology.
The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Search their contents in WorldCat.
Then request relevant articles through InterLibrary Loan.
Find Scholarly Articles in Library Databases
Search for Scholarship in Social Psychology in Holman Library Databases
The tool that will help you find scholarly articles on your topic is a database. The library subscribes to many databases; I recommend using these for scholarly articles in social psychology:
A very large resource for health- related research and a good tool if you are interested in social psychology and physical/medical issues. Be sure to select information from a psychologyical perspective, rathern than a physiological or medical perspective.
PubMed Central, a digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature, providing free access to the full text of articles. Search the full PubMed to access all the 19 million citations for articles on medicine and the life sciences. Use Holman Library's Journals List to see if full text is available.
Search this catalog to find books, ebooks, films, as well as articles from newspapers, magazines, journals, and more.
To focus your results, you might start with the specialized database, but that may exclude some journals.
Many journals place a hold on their most recent publications. ASP and ProQuest may be a year or eighteen months behind.
You may use InterLibrary Loan to borrow articles for free from other libraries. You may be able to find the most recent articles that way.
Follow the citations in a references list to other articles on that topic.
Images of searches in Holman Library Databases in Social Psychology
Using the Advanced Search feature in a database allows you to use more than one keyword or phrase (search terms) in order to get more relevant search results.
Here's a screenshot from Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection:
Here's a screenshot from the ProQuest database:
Tracking down Citations
Be a Power Researcher!
ProQuest, Academic Search Complete, and other research databases include article abstracts and citation information without full text. This is useful to you as a researcher!
If you are not in a rush and choose not to limit your results to what is available now, in full-text, you can see even more results - articles that you can often track down (in full text) from another source, either in another GRC database or in the WorldCat catalog.
To track down the full text of an abstract only article:
If you do not limit to full-text, you should see your results list. In those results, as shown in the image below, click on Check for Full Text in other sources.
Doing this will either:
Link directly to the article in another Holman Library database, OR
Provide a link to InterLibrary Loan. Click on the InterLibrary Loan link to borrow the article from another library. Articles are usually available electronically and will be emailed to you fairly quickly.
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To track down a reference in a works cited list use:
Holman Library One Search:
Type the title and author of the article you're looking for into the advanced search boxes of the library's Primo One Search Tool.
Put the title in "quotes" to keep all the words together.
Primo One Search searches across library databases and our book collection.
Request books and articles from other libraries using ILL
Beyond our collection: Interlibrary Loan
Using the Interlibrary Loan Service
InterLibrary Loan: No library has it all! But the InterLibrary Loan (or ILL) is a service offered by Holman Library for borrowing books and articles from other libraries. InterLibrary Loan requests are free to current GRC students, faculty and staff.
For your research, it is important to search many places.
First, start with the books and articles available through the Holman Library.
Then, If you find books and articles that the Library does NOT have access to, just request them through Interlibrary Loan.
Using Interlibrary Loan increases the amount of resources available to you and helps you become a more thorough researcher.
Books and other items that require mailing may take 1-2 weeks.
Articles and other digital items may arrive within 2-5 days. Use your email as your contact info and the article will be sent directly to you.
If you need help filling out this form, call the library reference desk at (253) 931-6480.