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PsycINFO Tutorial

Watch this brief video tutorial to learn how to use PsycINFO. For the best display, click the Full Screen option in the lower right of the screen once you start the video:

How to Save Articles, Searches, and Alerts

Learn how to permanently save articles and searches, and set up alerts to have the database automatically run searches for you and notify you when there are new results.

How to Search by Author

Learn how to search for articles by and about specific people.

Top Psychology Databases

These are the major databases for psychology research.

Psychological Tests

Identifying tests related to your topic:

  • Search for articles on your topic and note the names of the tests they used in their experiments
  • Conduct a simple search in PsycINFO for the single thing you want to test (stress, depression, etc.), and in the Limit Your Results section, select the Classification Code: 2220 Tests & Testing

Finding a specific test when you know the name of it:

  • Find the original article where the author(s) of the test report on its development and purpose.
  • When a researcher uses someone else's test in their own work, they may publish all or part of the test in their research article. Search for articles that mention the test you are looking for.
  • Some tests are treated like books, because they come with manuals on how to use them. Try searching the WOU Library and Summit, using the name of the test.

How to Find Articles Listed on a Reference Page

Do you want to track down an article you saw on a reference page?  

You can search for the article using the article title:


Use the library's Primo tool to search for the article title. For best results, put quotes around the title to get an exact match.


Are you looking for an entire issue or set of issues for a particular journal?
Use the Journal Title List

Your Librarian

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Tracy Scharn
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To reserve a room, go to the Study Rooms section of the library website.

IMPORTANT! Don't request a specific room when you submit your request, and don't put your study room number in SONA until you've received a confirmation email from the library telling you which room you were assigned.

Please familiarize yourself with the library's general study room policies and the guidelines for psychology studies below.

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