What you’ll find: Westminster’s access to APA PsycNET includes access to the PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES databases. PsycINFO contains citations and abstracts from a wide range of scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral and health sciences. You can find journals, books, reviews and dissertations. PsycARTICLES contains full-text journals in subject areas like applied psychology, health, theory, research, social/personality and more.
Begin a basic search by adding your keywords to the search bar. If needed you can also limit your search to only peer-reviewed or full text results.
Hover over search on the blue ribbon at the top of the page to reveal the drop down menu. Select advanced search for more precise searching in APA PsycNet.
Advanced search allows you to
If you select a filter, you can add additional filters by clicking on +add filter
The Sort By feature allows you to look at results in order of
You can search within results to further narrow your results to your topic area. Simple enter the term or terms you wish to search in the textbox with the magnifying glass icon, and press Enter.
APA PsycNet offers several option to quickly filter results in a number of categories, including
Within PsycARTICLES some of the words have a dotted line under them. If you click on these words, PsycNET will display a definition of them from the APA Dictionary of Psychology.
If you’d like to turn off definitions, you can at the menu bar at the top of the screen.
The text of this guide was created by Megan Beaule '19