• Your Dissertation/Project

    First of all - remember you can always book an appointment if you are having problems finding information for your dissertation/project.   

    Articles tab on the Catalogue

     A quick search across all subject areas for articles you can access straightaway

    Useful for an overview of what might be available on a particular topic BUT not a comprehensive search

    Can limit to Peer Reviewed Journals to improve your results and use View online to link to articles

    Psychology Journal Articles

    Psychology Articles Combined – search PsycARTICLES, PsycINFO and Psychology and Behavioral Sciences together

    Use PsycINFO on its own for the most advanced searches and cited by links:

    Contains an Index of Tests & Measures

    Social Sciences Citation Index

    find more articles and articles that have cited the original article.

    Check the Key Databases Tab for more information on using the databases 


     Set up alerts on the databases to stay up-to-date with new articles in your topic area:

     Psychology Articles (EBSCO) - sign in and create a personal account to get RSS feeds/email alerts

     Social Sciences Citation Index - create citation alerts for your favourite articles!

    Books and Journals not held by the library

    if you want to find additional books that we don’t hold in our library, try searching COPAC (a combined catalogue of major UK academic libraries and the British Library).  
    Many of these titles can then be got in for you via your 15 free InterLibrary Loans: www.copac.ac.uk

    Google Scholar is a good source for open access articles.  

    Inter-Library Loans

    Check if there is an alternative online copy either in one of our other databases or on Google Scholar .  If not, request the article via our Inter-Library loan service, final year students are entitled to 15 free of charge.

    Past Dissertations

    See examples of Solent good practice psychology projects held on the Solent Electronic Archive (SEA)

    Referencing Tool

    RefWorks New - bibliographic software to help you store your references and create accurate reference lists and in-text citations.  You can also

    • Export references directly from Psychology Articles into RefWorks
    • Export book details from the catalogue into RefWorks
    • Drag and drop PDF documents into RefWorks.  
    • Clip websites to RefWorks
    • Set Google Scholar to import directly into RefWorks
    • Use Word add-in to manage in-text citations and final bibliography

    See Referencing Tab for more information.  

    Study Skills

    check the Library’s Study Skills section for books on writing skills and dissertations and look at our online tutorials: http://learn.solent.ac.uk/succeed