It is important to critically analyse information before you use it in an essay, report or assignment. These websites suggest how to evaluate the quality of different types of information. For further assistance with this, please ask in the Library.
Index to over 1.5 million journal articles, book chapters and dissertations all in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines, such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business, and law. Journal coverage starts in 1887.
Web of Science is a service offering access to several databases covering sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. Includes Web of Science Core Collection (for access to the Citation Indexes), BIOSIS Previews, Zoological Record, etc.
The largest international abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources. Searches 45.5 million records from 5,000 different publishers covering many different subjects.
Index for finding journal articles, and other types of publications, on biological and biomedical topics.
Subjects range from traditional areas of biology such as botany, zoology and microbiology to related fields such as agriculture, pharmacology, biochemistry, ecology, bioengineering, and experimental clinical medicine.
If you are using Internet Explorer 9 web browser and experience problems with BIOSIS, click here for information: http://wok.mimas.ac.uk/news/2011/20110520.html
CogNet is a collection of searchable electronic texts for the cognitive and brain sciences. It includes reference works and journals from MIT press. Abstracts of important annual conference proceedings in the field are also indexed. Please note it is not possible to print from CogNet books.
CogPrints is an electronic archive for papers in any area of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Linguistics, as well as many areas of Computer Science, Philosophy, Biology, Medicine, Anthropology, and other areas that are pertinent to the study of cognition.
Search tool that focuses on academic/scholarly materials available on the web. An excellent supplementary tool to use along with the established databases listed on this page.
On campus you will see links next to results that say: "Univ. of Stirling Links" these can help you check whether we have full text of articles, or paper copies in the Library.
Off campus, to view Stirling's links, use the Scholar Settings option to select Stirling. To do this: click this Google Scholar link, then choose the menu icon in the top left hand corner, then select Settings, choose Library Links, search for Stirling, select the Stirling University Library option. Click Save.
The APA is the largest scientific and professional organisation in the USA. Its aim is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives.