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PSYC 3341 - Research Methods (Blevins-Knabe)


Your instructor has given you the identifying information, including title, journal, authors, date, and page numbers, for one or more articles.

The article(s) for your Summary Papers Assignment can be accessed online through the library.

The rest of this page will help you track down the article(s). Read the rest of this page BEFORE you start searching.

Locating the Articles

To locate the article(s), use this link: Journals by Title.

  • Enter the title of the journal, not the title of the article.


  • Under Full Text Access, compare and match the listed dates with the article year you need.
    • There may be more than one link that matches the article year you need. In that case, use any of the links as long as they match the article year. However, please note the following:
      • Important Note: A link that includes (Full Text Delay) means the the most recent issues are not included. Use another link that does not have (Full Text Delay) if you need an article from the last year.

Image of Journals by Title results page and showing links to access articles

Retrieving the Complete (Full-Text) Articles

After you have searched Journals by Title and selected the link to access the journal online, follow these steps to obtain the complete article(s), or full text:

  • If you are off-campus, you will be prompted to enter your NetID and NetID password -- the same login you use to access Blackboard.

  • Find a listing of issues. This listing is organized by year and may appear in the middle or right-hand column of the page.

  • Once you have located a listing of issues, find the individual article by using the year, volume, issue, and page numbers.
  • After you have found the individual article, choose the PDF link. Be sure you use the PDF link, not the Enhanced Article (HTML) link [if there is one]. The PDF link will give you the entire article, including page numbers.

TIPS: Make sure that you have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer for articles to open in PDF format. The latest version is recommended. Adobe Acrobat Reader is free to download.