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Psychology 15 (Liu): PsycInfo / PsycArticles

Research Methods in Psychology

PsycInfo & PsycArticles

Comparison of PsycInfo and PsycArticles

  PsycInfo PsycArticles
Subject Psychology (behavioral and social sciences) Psychology
Resources Included / Indexed peer-reviewed journal articles (80%), books, (3%) book chapters (8%), and dissertations (12%) peer-reviewed journal articles
Citations Only or Full-Text or a Mix Mix (leans more towards Citations Only) Full-Text
Scope / Size ~2,500 journals; 4 million records; some historic records ~110 journals; 1/4 million records
Functionality same e.g. ability to limit to empirical articles, thesaurus available; citing capabilties including export to RefWorks same e.g. ability to limit to empirical articles, thesaurus available; citing capabilties including export to RefWorks

* both databases are produced by the American Psychological Association (APA)

Narrowing Results to Specific Types of Articles

In PsycINFO & other ProQuest databases

Use the Methodology limiter to narrow to empirical study (original research). You may also want to try clinical case study and/or treatment outcome/clinical trial.

In PsycINFO & other ProQuest databases

Use the Methodology limiter to narrow to literature review. You may also want to try systematic review.