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Psychology Research Guide: Finding Articles & More

Resources of all psychology-related topics.

Off-Campus Access to Databases

To access any database in this Research Guide from off campus, you will need your myMCC login. You may find your myMCC login at www.mchenry.edu/myMCC. Click on Password Reset/Find Username.

Suggested Databases

In addition to the databases below, the medical databases may be helpful for your research.

How to Read a Scholarly Article (2:34 | Western Libraries)

Good Starting Point

The search box below will search the PsycARTICLES database. If you want to search two search concepts, place "and" between them, such as bipolar disorder and treatment.

Research databases
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Quick Tips and Shortcuts for Database Searching (video 5:19)

Entering Keywords into a Database (video 4:41)

Selecting and Using Keywords Video (3:50)

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Joshua Vossler's video "Selecting and Using Keywords"

Research Tip: If you were researching the topic "videogame violence" as discussed in the video above, you could also use a great and reliable site such as this: https://www.statista.com/topics/868/video-games/  (Video Game Industry: Statistics & Facts | Statista)

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