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Psychology (Yale-NUS College): Articles/Databases

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What is a Database?

Library databases are searchable collections of literature (journal articles, newspapers, books, etc.), that allow you to identify resources for your research projects.  Some databases are subject specific and some are very general (including all subjects).  

Search several databases when beginning your project!  There are unique references in each database you search.

Key Resources in Psychology

Reading Journal Literature

It can be challenging to read scientific journal articles.  The language is dense - and it can get overwhelming quickly!  Watch the following (5 minute!) video to learn the best way to tackle journal articles.  You will learn about the best order to read articles, how to identify the main point, and strategies for taking notes.