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Psychology 329 - Research Methods in Psychology

Print Books and Physical Kennedy Collections Not Available Due to Coronovirus

Due to the Coronovirus health concerns, PHYSICAL materials such as books listed in this guide are not currently available. Similarly, the library cannot provide access to PHYSICAL materials via CSU+ or Interlibary Loan.  However, 99% of what Kennedy Library offers are online resources, so you are in luck no matter where you are located!  And ILL can still provide articles, select book chapters, and other materials electronically.  This guide gives you great pointers on the best databases for your field. And if you need help, don't forget 24/7 live chat help, or you can also contact the CLA librarian, Brett Bodemer, at

Three Great Databases for Psychology

Great Place to Find Tests and Instruments (surveys, scales, etc.)

Articles - Search Many Databases at Once

If you want to search for a particular online journal

Search Ebrary, SpringerLink and Project Muse for ebooks

Search tips for PsycINFO

The PDF below will give you tips for finding more articles about your subject in PsycINFO.  It also gives tips for narrowing your results by:

  • age group
  • date
  • full-text
  • peer-reviewed

It will also help you find:

  • Review articles
  • Tests and Measures

Good Places to Search Precisely One at a Time

More Books

Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science

If you know the article and want to find the full text

Google Scholar: Try the author's last name and a good chunk of the title in "    " and then use the Find it At Cal Poly link, often found hidden beneath the "more" under the result.  Be sure that you are logged into MyCalPoly Portal AND signed into OneSearch.