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What are PsycARTICLES and PsycINFO?

PsycARTICLES contains full text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe & Huber. PsycINFO indexes peer reviewed journal articles in psychology, including applied psychology, developmental psychology, personality, and more.

Accessing  |  Searching  |  Citing  |  Saving, Printing, Emailing

Accessing PsycARTICLES and PsycINFO

  • Mouseover the articles, books, & more tab at the top of the Twin Cities Library website, and select Databases.  Choose PsycARTICLES or PsycINFO from the list.
  • Off-campus users: You will be prompted to enter your Saint Mary's University username and password after you select a database.

Searching PsycARTICLES and PsycINFO

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PsycARTICLES and PsycINFO search results

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Citing Articles


The database can create a premade citation for you. To view the citation for the article, click on the hyperlinked article title. On the resulting page, the right column of the page contains tools. The 5th icon down, Cite, will be of particular interest: Click on it and a page pops up with all the information you need to create an APA citation. Note: Always check the citations for formatting accuracy—more times than not databases offer inaccurately formatted citations.

Saving, Printing and Emailing Your Article Results

After you open an article record or your folder of marked articles, you can save, print or email the article(s) by using the links provided in the toolbar on the upper right-hand side of the page.

What if my article is not available in full text?

Articles will either be available in PDF Full Text or HTML Full Text. You can easily see which format is available by looking for the icons under each article. If article full text is not available, look for the Full Text Options - Saint Mary's University link. If you find an article citation in one database (i.e. Academic Search Premier) but cannot access the full text, Full Text Options - Saint Mary's University links you to other databases that do carry that article in full text. If no databases carry the full text of the article, Full Text Options - Saint Mary's University takes you to SMU's Interlibrary Loan page.