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Psychology: Journals & Databases


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The following databases are just a small number of available databases.


  • PsycArticles 
    (provides articles from nearly 100 journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and allied organisations)
  • PsycINFO 
    (has nearly two million citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations)
  • ScienceDirect 
    (contains full texts of more than 2,000 Elsevier journals in the life, physical, medical, technical and social sciences)
  • Academic Search Complete
    (Full text access to over 8,500 journals (7,300 peer-reviewed) across a broad range of subjects, including the social sciences and the humanities)
  • Sage Journals
    Over 500 journals in the fields of business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology and medicine (IReL Resource)

Research Methods

  • Sage Research Methods 
    (supports researchers in every step of a research project, from writing a research question, choosing a method, analyzing data, to writing up and publishing the findings)

A full list of relevant databases for your subject area is available by clicking here.

What is?

A journal is an academic publication that is published regularly, which contains research by academics and researchers.

A database is an online collection of information such as journal articles, reports, case studies, ebooks and images which you can use in your studies. Some databases deal with one format (e.g. journal articles) or one subject while others deal with several subjects (known as multidisciplinary) and contain several formats.

An evaluation of professional or academic work by other experts working in the same field.

Open access is a publishing model for scholarly communication that makes research information available to readers at no cost, as opposed to the traditional subscription model in which readers have access to scholarly information by paying a subscription (usually via libraries).


MIRR is the college's Institutional Repository and is an example of what is available on open access. The repository contains research conducted by MIC lecturers and researchers.

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