Psychological and Brain Sciences Subject Guide - For more resources in psychology.
What is the difference between these databases, PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES and Proquest Psychology Journals?
Generally, your first choice should be PsycINFO to research a psychology topic, especially for a major assignment.PsycINFO (ProQuest)
The image below shows 1157 results for the search repressed memory. This search can be refined using the options on the right hand side. PsycINFO has a detailed thesaurus, allowing you to narrow your search by carefully defined subject terms.
The image below shows an article record from a search performed in PsycINFO. You can see that the full text is available directly. This full text link is available through the library's subscription to PsycArticles.
If you need just a few full text articles, search PsycARTICLES, knowing that you may be missing some important references.PsycARTICLES (ProQuest)
A search for repressed memory in PsycARTICLES does not retrieve as many articles as PsycINFO, but all of the results should be available directly in full text. Also, the search features for PsycARTICLES are not as advanced as in PsycINFO.
The Library subscribes to Proquest Psychology Journals in order to have full text to many more journals but it is the least satisfactory when searching a topic. The thesaurus of subject terms is limited, and it is difficult to compose a narrow, focused search.ProQuest Psychology Journals
Because PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES and Proquest Psychology Journals are all hosted on the same platform, ProQuest, it is possible to search them all simultaneously. This may be a helpful shortcut, but beware that you may lose some of the powerful search features of PsycINFO, which is the best resource for searching for articles by topic in the area of psychology.