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Research guide for Psychology students, with links to databases, books, APA citation, and other helpful resources.

Reference Articles

When starting research, a general reference database is a good place to begin. General reference articles:

  • Provide overviews of a topic
  • Give essential background information 
  • Explain key concepts.

Use keywords from your research topic to begin searching in the Gale Virtual Reference Library or Credo databases. To access off campus, simply input your MEID and password when prompted.

Search for Articles

"Search for Articles" searches most GCC databases all at once. The number of search results might be a bit overwhelming, but those results can be further sorted by type. Use the "Search for Articles" box below to:

  • Get a birds-eye view on the variety of results for a topic
  • Find articles in databases beyond the Psychology-specific databases
  • Discover how your topic relates to other fields of study
  • Limit to scholarly articles or magazine or reference by selecting corresponding radio button beneath search box.

To access off campus, simply input your MEID and password when prompted.

Search directly in the box below to begin a search.


Search for Online Articles



Psychology-Specific Databases

The databases listed below are specific to Psychology. Use these databases for:

  • A more narrowed approach to searching
  • Psychology-specific studies and topics
  • Scholarly research studies

To access off campus, simply input your MEID and password when prompted.

List of All GCC Databases

The GCC Library subscribes to a large number of databases. These are available only to GCC students and contain information not found on free websites. Browse the GCC database page to:

  • To see the full list of databases, organized by subject
  • Conduct a more narrowed search in individual disciplines

Journal Finder - Directions

Use Journal Finder to locate and browse a specific publication.

Type in the name of the publication you want to find.

The results screen will show you which databases contain access to that journal. .



Click on the name of the journal to access it. You can then search within the journal, or use the date spans on the right to browse specific issues of the journal. Please note some publishers "embargo" their most current issues for a period of up to a year. That means they do not allow the library user to access the most recent volume of the journal until a year has passed.

Journal Finder

Search for Online Journals and Periodicals


Browse e-Journals by Subject | Browse Print Journals

Featured Journals

Linked below are journals covering psychology. Click to access, then browse through journals by date or search the journal holdings by keyword(s).

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis

For students in PSY242,  access Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis to search for articles published 1968 to present day.

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