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Social Psychology Resources: Articles/Databases

Books, journals and topics relating to Social Psychology

Social Psychology Keywords

Topic keywords for social psychology research:

  • Prejudice, Discrimination. and Diversity
  • Psychology of Gender
  • Social Influence
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Group Behavior
  • Violence, Conflict Resolution, and Peace
  • Prosocial Behavior

Databases for Social Psychology Research

After you have defined your search statement or research question and have a search strategy, select the databases most closely related to your topic to find authoritative, peer-reviewed journal articles.

General Databases

General Databases for Articles

These are some of the most popular general databases covering all subjects and field.

Other Resources

Understand the difference between different types of periodicals in the Scholarly Articles LibGuide.

Steps When Searching Databases

Steps for Searching Databases

  1. Enter your search term (see the Search Strategy Builder below) into a search box 
  2. Set LIMITS and SEARCH:
    1. Date
    2. Peer-reviewed, when necessary
    3. Document type: scholarly, newspapers, magazines, etc.
    4. Language
    5. Geography
    6. Subject (see more...)
  3. Scan article titles
  4. REFINE if necessary by changing search terms with synonyms and repeat SEARCH
  5. Scan article titles
  6. Read ABSTRACTS
  7. Select, Email, Save, Print, Import