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PSY 409--Researching your topic on the Psychobiology of Behavioral Development: Finding Scientific Articles

Scientific Literature Databases

Tips for getting the most out of searches;

  1. Put in simple search terms or two-word search terms together.  This works much better than entering long phrases.
  2. Always check the date of the articles you retrieve to make sure you are getting the most recent research.
  3. Look first for review articles.  This will provide summary and background to help you understand the field.  There are instructions how to do this for each database. 
  4. These are an abstract databases, not full text.  To find the full text or articles, follow instructions for each database below. 

Databases for searching scientific literature

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