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Essential Research Tools

Academic Search Premier

Large, scholarly, multi-disciplinary database containing indexing for over 8,500 journals with full text for more than 3,900 peer-reviewed publications. Well over 800 journals are specifically focused on psychology. (from EBSCO)

1975–current | Some full text 

Counseling and Therapy in Video

Rich collection of video for the study of social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. Includes 291 videos totaling roughly 323 hours.

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print

From the Buros Institute at the University of Nebraska, provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. Designed for an audience ranging from novice test consumers to experienced professionals, the MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership. (From EBSCO)

Coverage from Volume 9-current | Full text 


From the American Psychological Association (APA), a definitive source of full text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. Contains more than 153,000 articles from nearly 80 journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and others. It includes all journal articles, book reviews, letters to the editor, and errata from each journal. (From EBSCO)

1984-current | Full text

Psychology Journals

Encompasses a wide range of topics from leading psychology and psychosomatic publications. In addition to clinical and social psychology, it also provides coverage of related disciplines including genetics, psychology of business and economics, communication, criminology, addiction, neurology, social welfare, and more. (from ProQuest)

1971-current | Partial full text


From the American Psychological Association, contains over a million citations and summaries of articles from journals, books, book chapters, dissertations, and technical reports in psychology and related fields. (From EBSCO)

1800s-current | Abstracts & citations only | Quick Reference Guide | More info


PsycTESTS provides access to published and unpublished psychological tests, measures, scales, and surveys, as well as descriptive information about the resources including their development, reliability and validity, and administration. PsycTESTS focuses primarily on unpublished tests – those developed by researchers but not made commercially available. PsycTESTS is useful for students studying psychology, education, medicine, business, and social work. (From EBSCO)


Sage Journals

Access to high-quality, scholarly journals in the areas of Religious Studies, Communication Studies, Education, Management & Organization Studies, Physical & Life Sciences, Nursing & Health Sciences, Political Science, Criminology, Sociology, Urban Studies & Planning, and Psychology.

1847–current | Some full text

Science Direct

One of the world’s largest provider of scholarly, peer-reviewed scientific, technical, and medical literature. Access to journals in mathematics, social sciences, arts and humanities, and business as well.

Some full text

Social Science Research Network Search Page

Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences.

Full text/some-fee based | More info

Also Useful

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature. When accessing this database through the link provided here you will find free connections to the pay for view materials that are located in our subscription sources. Just click on “Find Full Text @SMU.” See also the Google Scholar Blog for citation metrics.

Some full text, some pay for view


From OCLC, the largest, most comprehensive catalog of books and other materials, with records from over 55,000 libraries worldwide. Materials found in WorldCat may be borrowed through our interlibrary loan program.

Catalog records

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An online reference source with links to databases and the catalog

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