Look journals up in the library catalog by title, choosing "journal title" from the drop-down menu on the basic search screen. If we have the journal in full-text, there will be a catalog record showing which databases contain it and the dates covered. If we have the journal in print, this will also appear in a catalog record.
Search for articles on your topic in one of the following online databases. Or visit our Online Resources page for more options. To find the full text of an article in a database look for the words "PDF full text" or "HTML full text". If you do not see these options, click on the Click for other optionsat SMU button to see if your article is available in one of our other databases. If it isn’t, click on Search the library catalog by title to see if we subscribe to the journal in print.
•PsycINFO Contains citations and abstracts of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports, in the field of psychology and the psychological aspects of related disciplines, such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, and many more. Journal coverage includes 1,700 periodicals written in over 30 languages. Over 60,000 references are added annually through weekly updates. PsycINFO is produced and copyrighted by the American Psychological Association.
•PsycARTICLES Provides full text access to articles from journals published by American Psychological Association and allied organizations since 1987. Covers general psychology and specialized basic, applied, clinical, and theoretical research in psychology.
•Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection The Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection provides nearly 575 full text publications, including 550 peer-reviewed journals, covering topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for all journals in the collection. Can be searched independently, but also allows users to conveniently link to full text from citations within PsycINFO. Nearly all full text publications included in this database are indexed in PsycINFO. The majority of full text titles in this database are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1965.
•SocINDEX with Full Text Offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study. These include abortion, criminology & criminal justice, demography, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, religion, social development, social psychology, social work, substance abuse and many others. SocINDEX with Full Text contains full text for 708 journals dating back to 1908. This database also includes full text for more than 780 books and monographs, and full text for 9,333 conference papers.
Do you already know which article you need?
If you have the citation (author, title, title of the journal, page number, etc) for an article and want to get a copy of it follow these steps:
- Search the library catalog for the journal title (specify “journal title” in the drop-down box). There is a catalog record for every journal available to our students, whether in print or on line.
- If it's available online, click on the database whose coverage dates include the date of your citation. Search for the volume and issue number of your citation within the journal.
- If it's available in print or microforms, stop by the Reference Desk in Fondren Library Center for info on how to access it.
- Last resort - Interlibrary Loan If we don't have the journal online or in print you can order a copy through Interlibrary Loan.